E.J.Wilkins

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Parque das Nações, Lisbon


Portuguese Pavement

Sodade means longing, wishing, remembering.

In this song http://www.ipernity.com/doc/dave_sn/994920 sodade has been translated as meaning homesickness - here -
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I'm having a spell of just three pictures a week, will see how it goes.
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Parque das Nações, Lisbon


Portuguese Pavement

Sodade means longing, wishing, remembering.

In this song http://www.ipernity.com/doc/dave_sn/994920 sodade has been translated as meaning homesickness - here -
.....

I'm having a spell of just three pictures a week, will see how it goes.
.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jul 2009, 03:33
Presentation is excellent here, Ellie.
  • Chad Doveton
  • did I ever tell you the one about a man who though
  • 29 Jul 2009, 07:11
Now if those seats and tree were moved to the right it would really enhance this, Ellie. Good photograph.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 29 Jul 2009, 07:41
Is the pavement part of a larger theme ?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jul 2009, 08:45
I'm glad you told us that Ellie: otherwise I would probably havesaid something silly.

It is a fine composition
Most unusual image Ellie, the bottom half could be one picture and the top half could be two being split by the tree. The girls are in just the right place IMHO in relation to the van and the seat. Very interesting.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 29 Jul 2009, 10:47
Why is it on this bit of pavment?
I like this Ellie.
I'm just wondering why its there..Is the place of any importance?
EJWilkins: The whole area was upgraded from semi derelict factory sites for the World Expo 1998. Some of it is still for relaxation but there's been a massive building programme bringing both homes and businesses to the area. It's a fantastic place to visit.
If you check the url and remove the number from the end you'll get a series of pictures of the place.
I love visiting it, can easily spend a whole day just wandering along the river, but there's also a huge Sea Aquarium and other things to do
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2009, 17:44
Words in other languages may sometimes prove difficult to translate. For instance in all the languages I know, I haven't picked up an equivalent word for the german gemütlichkeit.

Those benches may be great photo objects on their own and if nothing else may be a worthy replacement for benchy.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jul 2009, 19:26
In my language we spell the word 'saudade', oh, the word 'sodáde' -as I read- cannot exactly be translated in another language, because it must be a special Portuguese feeling we, maybe, can imagine and a bit feel if we are listening to the Fado-songs, the poetry of Pessoa... I like a feeling like that, we have in German the word and feeling "Sehnsucht" which cannot be translated, too, a bit similar to 'sodáde- but I'm not sure if there are special national mentalities, kinds of thinking or behaviours, in any case it is a theme I'm very interested in!
I find it okay or better understandable that you are having just 3 pics a week, you have to think of yourself and your health...!
  • VZ
  • United States
  • 29 Jul 2009, 22:59
from what I know it literally means 'sweet sadness' but is a concept that encompasses a broad and complex range of meaning and emotion regarding time. One sense of it is the kind of longing for things past or absent, and profoundly so, because it also acknowledges that change is both incessant and also necessary. Saudade attempts to describe the particular kind of pain and sadness that exist in between the mutable and the immutable.
See the author Katherine Vaz, for starters.
Very fine photograph, Ms. Ellie.
Excellent composition ! I like !!
Hi Ellie,

I love the brick work! Very cool. Great aspect ratio here -- the Panorama works really well! smile

I hope all is well with you.

Iain.
I do like the format of this Ellie and the three ladies in the background add to the composition I think. Well seen. It looks like it may be on a waterfront, why anyone would pick the word for longing out in cobbles beats me though. I suppose there is a reason.
that's right, 'saudade' is an unique and really special word.. and feeling.

loved your pictures wink .. and hope you've enjoyed portugal!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Aug 2009, 16:58
'saudade' - known in the creole of Cabo Verde as 'sodade'
EJWilkins: Ah, Cape Verde uses Portuguese. I wonder if it's the same as Brazilian Portuguese, which is almost the same but with some different spellings? Perhaps a slightly older version than that used in Portugal itself?

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