Human Statues of Guadim Pais, Henry the Navigator and Marquis of Pombal

I have already published three photos of the Festival of Human Statues in the City of Tomar that took place in September 2010. Important people of the portuguese past were portrayed by street artists, among them Gualdim Pais, a Knights Templar who was the founder of Tomar, Henry the Navigator (Infante Dom Henrique) appointed the governor of the Order of Christ, and the man who planned the Portuguese maritime discoveries from the Convent of Christ and the Castle of Tomar and Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal), also know as Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, prime minister of the kingdom of Portugal under the King D. José I in the 18th century.

Human Statues in Tomar: Gualdim Pais

Human Statue of Gualdim Pais, a Master of the Order of the Knights Templar who founded the City of Tomar in Portugal

 

Human Statues in Tomar: Henry the Navigator

Human Statue of Henry the Navigator (Infante Dom Henrique), the governor of the Order of Christ, who planned the Portuguese maritime discoveries at the Convent of Christ in Tomar

 

Human Statues in Tomar: Marquis of Pombal

Marquis of Pombal (Marquês de Pombal) prime minister of the of kingdom of Portugal under the King D. José I. After the Earthquake of Lisbon in 1755, he methodically engineered the reconstruction of the portuguese capital

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