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Luis de Camoes

By Chinga
The Theme this week: Tiles
Todays Tile: Luis de Camoes was considered to be one of the Top Poets of the Portuguese nationality, so eloquently expressed through the modern epic poem "Os Lusíadas", Luís Vaz de Camões clearly had a life that was full of trials and tribulations, even though very little is actually known about it. He studied in Coimbra, was at Ceuta and fought in India, losing an eye in the meantime, and, after his return to Lisbon, he began to frequent the Royal Palace, although he lived in great difficulties, from a very meagre pension granted by the king, he never got to see his great merits recognised during his lifetime.
Luis de Camoes was born in 1525, and he died in 1580, after which his reputation as a great poet was firmly established and permanently continued to increase, especially after the loss of national independence, a feeling that had been intensified by his epic poems. He also worked within the theatre, but he was noted more than anything else for his lyrical poetry (Rimas), using a great variety of different genres: sonnets, songs, eclogues, roundels, etc… An amazing man.
V2 is a "Portuguese Caravela" also of tiles (Both shots in Portugal)

Tags: Photo journalism General Specialist and abstract Tiles

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Mar 2014 2:20PM
And blue tiles. Like his wink.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Mar 2014 2:31PM
Love that wink, Isabel WinkWinkWink Carol
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 2:46PM
You've got a great theme to work on Isabel. Looking forward to seeing more like these.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 3:09PM
Great looking tiles Isabel well capturedSmile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 3:28PM
Love the theme and I can't wait to see what you come up with. The standard is already high in these two fine interesting examples.

Regards Nathan
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
31 Mar 2014 3:30PM
I really do enjoy all your different themes....two great images, has to be the winking Luis for me todayWink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 4:44PM
I just love his grin and wink.WinkWinkSmile
Great light and lovely image

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2014 5:09PM
Looking right at you with that grin and a nod and a wink!! Wink

31 Mar 2014 5:20PM
Wonderful captures with beautiful theme, excellent presented!
gss 4 1 Romania
31 Mar 2014 6:36PM
Azulejos - that' their names, a Moorish tradition, they are present from Tunisia to Portugal passing by Algeria , Marocco and Spain. In Porto and Lisbon are some entire walls covered with such azulejos ( azul in Spanish means light blue, azulejos is a diminutive from azul). Very nice
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
31 Mar 2014 7:05PM

Quote:Wonderful captures with beautiful theme, excellent presented!

Just right.

31 Mar 2014 7:28PM
Excellent idea Isabel. Azulejos are beautiful.
Poor Camoes, he had a permanent wink dating from the time he lost an eye.

31 Mar 2014 8:13PM
A great theme and the photos, too!Smile
Regards Valery
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
31 Mar 2014 11:38PM
interesting write up -- Coimbra is familiar as my husband has lectured there several times I enjoyed the tiles!
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
1 Apr 2014 12:25AM
Ornate tiles indeed Isabel.
Good shots.
debu 8 India
1 Apr 2014 7:45AM
Great capture.
ukgubbi 6 5 India
1 Apr 2014 8:14AM
I like the theme and the images. V2 is awesome. Like the narration
ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
1 Apr 2014 9:34AM
I always take pics of the tiles in Portugal and elsewhere. Fascinating.
V2 is more of an 'aye aye' picture.
Good title and images.

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