Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen - Arco da Rua de São Bento - Lisboa, Portugal
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N 38° 44.274 W 009° 09.437
29S E 486330 N 4287703
Quick Description: Quote by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, one of the most important Portuguese poetess of the 20th century and Salgueiro Maia, Captain of April, Hero of the Carnation revolution.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 8/9/2011 3:02:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMC8PN
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Long Description:
Quote by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, one of the most important Portuguese poetess of the 20th century and Salgueiro Maia, Captain of April, Hero of the Carnation revolution.

Quote is on the side of the Arco da rua de São Bento (São Bento Street Arch). The Arch was part of the Galery of Esperança on the Aqueducto das Aguas Livres (Aguas Livres Aqueduct or Free Waters Aqueduct translated to English).

It was dismantled in 1938 due to works on the surrounding area of São Bento Palace (Portuguese Parlament).

It was dismantled for decades. A giant stone puzzle, first in the Ajuda Palace Gardens and then in Praça de Espanha where it was finally rebuilt in 1998.

The quotes are placed on the side of the structure as a tribute to the 25 of April of 1974 revolution (known as the Carnation revolution) when the military overthrew the dictatorial regime.

The poem quoted from Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen dedicated to the 25th April is:
"Esta é a madrugada que eu esperava
O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
Onde emergimos da noite e do silencio
E livres habitamos a substância do tempo."

Translated to English
"This is the dawn I expected
The day one, full and clean
Where we emerge from the night and the silence
And free we live the substance of time. "



The Quote from Salgueiro Maia is:
"O 25 Abril criou a surpresa de ser possível o impossível."

Translated to English
"The 25th April 25 created the surprise of making possible the impossible."
Address:
Arco da Rua de São Bento Praça de Espanha 1070 Lisboa


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