Poetry meets River Bike Path in Portugal

February 22, 2010 § 7 Comments

 

Poetry along the Rio Tejo em Lisboa - photo from vidasimples.abril.com.br

Check out Lisbon’s poetry installation along their bike path paralleling the Tagus River. The poem is The Keeper of Sheep by Fernando Pessoa. (Somewhat gratuituous plug: Pessoa is a poet whom I learned about via his cameo in the excellent story A Trip to Lisbon  in one of my favorite comic book series: the wonderful Monsieur Jean stories by Dupuy and Berberian.)

How about something like this locally, featuring the Los Angeles River poetry of Lewis MacAdams or Gary Snyder? There was a temporary installation a bit like this during one of the Arroyo Arts Collective‘s river installation shows – which featured a similar art installation with a quote from the Olmsted-Bartholomew plan – painted along the river path in Elysian Valley.

For photos, video and story, read the article here at Copenhagenize. Recommended video below:

(Via Curitiba Cycle Chic via Copenhagenize via L.A. Streetsblog)

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