Friday, February 22, 2013

Luís de Camões

Luís de Camões by Clara Menerès, Boulevard Delessert, Paris
Luís de Camões by Clara Menerès, 1987
Boulevard Delessert, 16e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“Avenue de Camoëns is a street in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, in the quarter La Muette. Created in 1904, it was named after the Portugese poet Luís de Camões (1525-1580), also known as Le Camoëns. With a length of only 115 meters this is perhaps the shortest avenue in Paris: it begins at rue Benjamin Franklin and ends at a monumental staircase in boulevard Delessert. At the foot of its steps there is a monument to the Lusitanian poet: a pink marble monolith sculpted by Clara Menéres and erected in 1987.”
(Avenue de Camoëns, Wikipedia in French)

2 comments:

Revrunner said...

For a minute there, I thought it was a sculpture of one of those characters from the movie Toy Story.

cieldequimper said...

There was a time when I used to enjoy going to la Muette. And of course, I don't think I know this avenue...