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Avenida Arriaga 27
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José Maria Ferreira de Castro

Ossela, Oliveira de Azeméis 1898 - Porto 1974
Portuguese writer and journalist
(Wikipedia)
Ricardo Velosa
2001

Funchal /  José Maria Ferreira de Castro   Funchal /  José Maria Ferreira de Castro

Description

Bronze portrait medaillon with a text on two signs.

Inscription(s)

FERREIRA de CASTRO
Nasceu em Ossela - Oliveira de Azeméis em 1898
Faleceu no Porto em 1974

"Aquele ângulo do Funchal era,
entre as esquinas do Mundo,
dos mais dobrados pelo
espírito cosmopolita do século"

in ETERNIDADE

O GOLDEN GATE faz parte do
Património Histórico do Funchal que o
BANCO COMERCIAL PORTUGUÉS
entendeu recuperar e "devolver" à Madeira.
Esta devolução, contudo, só ficaria completa
e ganharia todo o sentido, perpetuando nesta
"ESQUINA DO MUNDO"
a presença de FERREIRA de CASTRO,
que tanto contribuiu para lhe dar a Alma que
às vezes as coisas também tém, quando os Homens
as amam e vivem com intensidade.

FERREIRA de CASTRO
Born in Ossela - Oliveira de Azeméis in 1898
Died in in Porto in 1974

"That angle of Funchal,
between the corners of the World,
of the folded by
cosmopolitan spirit
of the century."

in Eternity.

The GOLDEN GATE is part of
the historical heritage of Funchal that the
Banco Comercial Português
had understood, retrieved and "given back" to Madeira.
This return, however, would only gain complete
and perfect sense, perpetuating this
"CORNER OF THE WORLD"
with the presence of FERREIRA de CASTRO,
who contributed so much to give it a soul that
sometimes things tains also when men
love them and live with intensity.

Correct translation needed!

Signature

Ricardo | Jorge | 2001

Sculptor

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Location (N 32°38'51" - W 16°54'34")

Item Code: ptma038; Photograph: 7 January 2014
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