02/05/2008

#123 - Gulbenkian Series I

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Gulbenkian's park.

"The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.The head-office is located in Lisbon. The large premises, opened in 1969, comprise the head-office itself and the museum. In addition to the areas occupied by the Foundation's management and various departments, the premises include a large auditorium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a congress area with auditoriums and other rooms, as well as a large building that houses the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library. The entire complex is set in the Gulbenkian Park. In 1983, the Modern Art Centre, consisting of a museum and an education centre, was opened at one end of the park. The Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência is situated inside a multi-building complex in Oeiras. The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation also has a delegation in the United Kingdom (UK Branch) and a centre in Paris (the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre).

The Foundation actively pursues its statutory aims in Portugal and abroad through a wide range of direct activities and grants supporting projects and programmes.The Foundation has an orchestra and a choir that perform throughout the year within a regular season, and organises solo and collective exhibitions of work by Portuguese and foreign artists. It also organises international conferences, meetings and courses, awards subsidies and scholarships for specialist studies and doctorates in Portugal and abroad, and supports programmes and projects of a scientific, educational, artistic and social nature. Moreover, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is actively involved in publishing, especially through its programme for university textbooks. It also fosters co-operation projects with Portuguese-speaking African countries and East Timor pursuing the Millennium goals, promotes Portuguese culture abroad, and operates a programme to preserve evidence of the Portuguese presence in the world. In addition, the Foundation supports Armenian communities worldwide." [*]

34 comments:

quintarantino said...

Ai a malandreca que anda numa de reflexos! :)
Mas está muito linda, a tua foto.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a nice photograph. I like your work.

Ida said...

Beautiful reflection.
Great shot!

Ida

Champ Townboy said...

This is one of your best photos ever ... awesome!! What a gorgeous park!

I think I saw a frog in the pond! Did I?

Beantown Today said...

Stunning! A beautiful reflection of the sky ... so appropriate for Sky Watch. Lovely detail in the pond ... bravo!

andrée said...

what a perfect sky reflection in the water. a lovely capture.

Só- Poesias e outros itens said...

Beleza de museu. Conheci a fundação e não paro de ir. Sempre que vou a Portugal. Imperdível, não só pelas obras, mas pelo lugar, pelo restaurante, enfim... por tudo de bom.


Lindo o reflexo.

JU Gioli

luiz.ramosforest said...

Muito original céu na água.
Good sky/water shot.

amante de parques said...

Muito bom!

alexander said...

Amazing photo. A perfectly framed shot!

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Dulce said...

Uma belíssima foto!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Beautiful shot. I love the reflection. Well done:)

fishing guy said...

Uma: What a great little reflecting pool.

Rose said...

I agree with everyone else--this is a great photo.

George Townboy said...

Uma Por Dia! This is so gorgeous! The park must be wonderful to visit ... to stroll along the pathways, sit under a tree, gaze into the pond. What a dream! Your photo is exquisite!

Uma por Dia said...

It's a gorgeous park indeed...and near home!
You will know many of it's pathways, ponds, statues and pads due next week c'os I took ... 292 photos today! LOL

George Townboy said...

292!! Wow! That's almost a whole year's worth of posts at One Per Day!! LOL

Can't wait to see them!

SandyCarlson said...

The reflection is beautiful. This is a wonderful photo.

juliana rw said...

nice reflection sky...

Please check out mine Thanks

Picturing of Life said...

Beautiful reflection shot.

Will you visit mine Thanks

Petunia said...

Beautiful shot and the reflection is really great:)

Denise BC said...

Linda foto, o reflexo do céu na água resultou em cores incríveis.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Great reflection shot you show here, alway a pleasure to see them on Sky Watch.
I have to say that I liked you 'Numbers post' very much also
Tom

Kris McCracken said...

Lovely picture. Very serene.

R&J said...

Interesting point of view :)

Abby said...

This really is a gorgeous photo - very well framed. Sometimes, I think we go through life too quickly, we miss things like reflections in the water and lovely colors of rocks and plants.

Abby said...

This really is a gorgeous photo - very well framed. Sometimes, I think we go through life too quickly, we miss things like reflections in the water and lovely colors of rocks and plants.

Kelly said...

This is a beautiful photo! I also enjoyed reading your post!

Anemone said...

Great to the the sky throug the wather. Once I visited your lovely city in a holiday tour. And blogs from there makes good memories back.

Nice weekend to you from Norway.

babooshka said...

Very enjoyable read and a beautful sky reflection.

Dick said...

Nice skywatch, excellent photo.

Daniel J Santos said...

para alem da interessante informação, uma excelente foto com um espectacular reflexo.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a beautiful reflection in the water.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Fantastic skywatch captures! Wonderful reflection!