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Sculptura Portuguesa – 6 –

I guess this will be the last in the “Sculptura” series… a final look at the weird and wonderful of Portuguese creativity….

One of the several beautiful miniature castles in the lake gardens at Sintra. They are in fact houses for the ducks, and I'm not kidding.

One of the several beautiful miniature castles in the lake gardens at Sintra. They are in fact houses for the ducks, and I'm not kidding.

 

We came across this in the town square in Odimos. Is it a pig? Is it a camel? Or a new type of Heavy Metal guitar? We just don't know.

We came across this in the town square in Odimos. Is it a pig? Is it a camel? Or a new type of Heavy Metal guitar? We just don't know.

 

One of the most important historical figures in Lisbon. And a guy on a horse on a pedestal behind her.

One of the most important historical figures in Lisbon. And a guy on a horse on a pedestal behind her.

Kev Moore

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August 11, 2008 - Posted by | Art, culture, photo, photography, random, travel, writing | , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. What great, whimsical works! I like the one in Odimas square – looks like they stole a bicycle seat from someone for the head. Overall, reminds me of that Kafka novel where the main character wakes up one morning as a large cockroach!

    So if the ducks in Portugal get castles, where do the people live?

    Comment by bobcornelis | August 11, 2008

  2. Hi Bob, yes – it’s very Kafka-esque, isn’t it? Regarding the ducks living quarters – it’s so palatial, I’m sure they’re faced with an enormous bill! 🙂 I wonder if the Portuguese revere them , as the Egyptians did their cats?

    Comment by kevmoore | August 12, 2008


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