By LiaF7
1 years ago

Buddha Eden Garden - Part II

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At Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral, Portugal you can visit the impressive Buddha Eden - the largest oriental garden in Europe.
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From Buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and the various carefully-placed sculptures which can be found throughout the Buddha Eden Garden , it is estimated that some 6000 tons of marble and granite were used to create this monumental work of art.

The central staircase is the focal point of the garden, where the golden Buddhas offer you a calm welcome.

At the central lake, KOI (Japanese carp) fish can be seen, and sculpted dragons rise out of the water. There is also the opportunity to see the six hundred hand-painted terracotta soldiers, each of them unique copies of those which were buried some 2,200 years ago.

The Modern and Contemporary Sculpture Garden provides a space in nature to appreciate modern art within a tranquil set¬ting. Nestled within the plants and trees are monumental works selected from the Berardo Collection by various renowned artists such as Alexander Calder, Fernando Botero, Tony Cragg, Lynn Chadwick, Allen Jones and many others. This open-air gallery has works being introduced and replaced on a regular basis giving the visitor something new and interesting to see.

The African Sculpture Garden is dedicated to the Shona people of Zimbabwe who have been hand-sculpting stone into works of art for nearly a thousand years. The Shona believe in ancestral spirits known as "Vadzimu". In their sculptures they demonstrate the unity be¬tween these two worlds, the physical and the spiritual. These incredible stone carvers hold firm to the belief that every stone has a life spirit and it is that ‘life spirit' that influences what sculpture that stone will become. It is the artist's job to "release the spirit from the stone". There are over 200 sculptures on display surrounded by the shade of a 1000 palms.

PART I - https://tuetego.net/article/23205

TEXT from:
https://berardocollection.com
and
http://www.bacalhoa.com

All PHOTOS were taken by me at this beautiful Garden.

I recommend the visit and it will take you at least 3 hours to see the whole area. It also has a mini-train circuit. Paid entries.
Garden closes at 18 hours. (6 pm)

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KimJohnson Awesome article, an adventure!
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LiaF7 Thank you Kim :)
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Toufikur Nice place
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birjudanak beautiful it is
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birjudanak beautiful it is
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Maydelene Wow! I like the View.!
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OlitaM Beautiful garden! how I wish to be able to travel to this wonderful place
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LiaF7 @Toufikur and @birjudanak thank you so much :)
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LiaF7 @Maydelene 26 Photos total I am sharing on the 2 articles of the 35 hectares of garden. Thank you :)
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LiaF7 @OlitaM hope you saw the 26 photos of this Garden I shared in the 2 articles. It is indeed a very beautiful place. About an hour and a half drive from the airport. Thank you so much for your comment dear :)
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Wandrnrose7 Gorgeous place!
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LiaF7 Thank you dear @Wandrnrose :) Hope you enjoyed the 26 photos of the 2 articles.
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Maydelene Youre welcome..
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OlitaM No, Lia dear, I haven't seen all of them, not too much time to be online and this site works so slow and yet it's a bit difficult to find pictures here, still feeling lost :-)
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