Statues of Fernando Lopez Graça and Nini Ferreira

The statues of the Portuguese composer Fernando Lopez Graça and the writer Nini Ferreira (Fernando Araújo Ferreira) located at Mouchão Park in Tomar, near the soccer field and right next to Nabão River, is the creation of the sculptor Rui Fernandes. These two men were great “tomarenses” (the way people born in Tomar are called) and very good friends despite their completely different political beliefs. The Composer Fernando Lopes Graça, thought born in Tomar, used to live at Paredes, near Cascais (Lisbon area) but Nini Ferreira lived in Tomar all his life, wrote a few books about the town and was a great friend of the city he was born. Every time the composer Fernando Lopes Graça visited Tomar both friends used to get together, often sitting down on a bench at Mouchão Park and engage each other on long conversations. The composer Fernando Lopes Graça died with 88 years old in 1994 and Nini Ferreira died with 86 years old in 1998.

Statues of Nini Ferreira and Fernando Lopes Graça at Mouchão Park, Tomar

The statues of the writer Nini Ferreira on the left and the composer Fernando Lopez Graça on the right "talking to each other" on a bench at Mouchão Park in Tomar, Portugal

 

Statues of Nini Ferreira and Lopes Graça on a bench at Mouchão Park

Statues of two great friends. When the composer Fernando Lopes Graça on the right visited Tomar, he and his friend Dr. Nini Ferreira on the left, used to engage on long conversations at Mouchão Park in Tomar

 

The satues of Nini Ferreira and Fernando Lopes Graça engaged on a long "conversation"

These two men from Tomar, Nini Ferreira the writer and great friend of the town and Lopes Graça the composer, are modern historical personalities of the City of Tomar and will be remembered forever

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