This is to show a little part of the essence and traditions of Portugal...and to show where I come from...to show that being portuguese is a mixture of respect for the traditions but also accept that this country needs to change for better (political and financial reforms). I always want to travel and see another cultures (because I respect them and I'm inspired by there beauty) but I also want to share my own culture so this is the way I found for doing it...with this board.
Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors), Sintra, Portugal. The original castle was built in the 1100s, but after multiple attacks throughout the years, it was completely redone in 1830 by King Ferdinand II. It is built in a Romantic style and forms with the slopes of the land. By Hayden.
Oceanario de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium) Portugal, "The centrepiece of the stone and glass building is the 1.3-million gallon (5-million litre) holding tank and the Oceanarium consists of four distinct ecosystems that replicate the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Antarctic oceans, each featuring the aboveground birds, amphibians, and reptiles associated with those waters." -Posted by QUeNny XD
Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal. With its multicolored exterior walls and its eclectic aesthetic styles, Portugal’s Palácio da Pena almost resembles a cake covered with colorful frosting. The romantic, fanciful castle was built on a craggy hill near Lisbon in the first half of the 19th century and incorporates elements of German, Moorish and other architectural traditions.
The Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971; she currently lives and works in Lisbon. Her work Contamination consists of a patchwork sprawl of brightly colored forms that invade the architecture of Palazzo Grassi. Constructed out of materials either handmade by Vasconcelos herself or found during her visits to several countries over the past three years, Contamination is in constant growth as Vasconcelos continues to add new elements to her work during each of its instal...
Golden Independent Heart - Joana Vasconcelos. Made with translucent yellow plastic cuttlery.
A very well known song is Canção do Mar from Dulce Pontes.