Festival of Human Statues in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Portugal is an old country, with a rich history and a great deal of tradition. So when I was in Portugal in September and October 2010, I had the chance to shoot the Festival of Human Statues organized in the city of Tomar. I took hundreds of photos of the festival and in the end selected 19 photos of live statues representing important personalities in the history of Tomar and Portugal. In time I intend to publish the entire collection of the human statues I shot during the festival. These three human statues below, represent the poet Fernando Pessoa in front of the coffee shop “Café Paraiso”, a knight of the Order of the Knights Templar who lived in the Castle of Tomar from the 12th to the 14th century and the famous poet Luís de Camões, who wrote about the maritime discoveries of Portugal in Homeric fashion in a book called Lusiadas. Camões lived in the 16th Century.

Fernando Pessoa - Human statues Tomar

Human statue of Fernando Pessoa in front of the coffeee shop "Cafe Paraiso" in Tomar, Portugal. Pessoa is a famous portuguese poet who died in 1935 and some critics consider him one of the two most representative poets of the 20th century, along with Pablo Neruda.

 

Luís de Camões - Human Satues in Tomar

A human statue of Luís de Camoes, who lived in the 16th Century and wrote Portugal's national epic, titled Lusiadas. This is a book written in homeric style about the history of the Portuguese discoveries.

 

Knight of the Knights Templar - Human Satues in Tomar

A human statue of a knight from the Order of the Knights Templar who lived in the Castle and the Convent of Christ in Tomar, which was the headquarters of Templars, from the 12th to the 14th century.

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