Photographer's Note

Yesterday the weather was not so bad and I did a trip to warm Lisbon

This picture was taken in the quiet Luis de Cames Square

I hope you like it !

The Lus de Cames Square gets it's name from the immortal Portuguese poet, and is composed of a bronze figure in the center of a square with sidewalks paved in the Portuguese style.

With the statue of Lus de Cames placed in the center, this square is more than just a beautiful and discreet urban square, it is also a sign of essential modern concepts of citizenship, embodied in the figure of a hero / poet in eternal exile who died very poor and alone.

The author / sculptor of the monument, built between 1860 and 1867, was Vitor Bastos. It was inaugurated with great ceremony and public participation, in 1867, and one of the great urban large-scale sculptures to enliven a traditional space.

The figure of the poet is executed in bronze and is six meters tall, it's characterized by a faceted parallelepiped, on whose edges are set others statues of the most prestigious names in classical national culture - Ferno Lopes, Zurara, Pedro Nunes and Joo de Barros, among others.

The square was urbanized in 1859, after the destruction and removal of the ruins of the old Palace of the Marquis of Marialva and Loreto.

This square is also a popular access to Bairro Alto, one of the main centers of nightlife in the city of Lisbon.

Nikon D90
2010/04/20 11:05:44
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/7.1
Exposure Comp.: -1.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-C
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: On
High ISO NR: Off

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