A Buddha gathering in Bombarral

His holiness, the Dalai Lama, was supposed to inaugurate the first Oriental garden (and one of the biggest ones in the world) in Portugal, Bombarral (Quinta dos Loridos), but unfortunately he didn’t. (don’t know why – lost his number).

Joe Berardo (a portuguese millionaire. ps – joe is not a portuguese name…he’s just stupid) bought all the statues that came from several countries in Asia just to built what he calls ‘The Garden of Peace’ for everyone to enjoy freely.

Well, at least that…

The garden is indeed amazing and the statues overwhelm you with their height. They are still finishing it but it already takes you around one hour to see it all.

A minor detail: it’s amazing the ammount of rubbish and statues already broken that you can find in a place called ‘The Garden of Peace’ that even didn’t open yet!!! Shame…

Totaly worth it guys!!

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by guida on September 28, 2008 at 9:10 am

    It is actually really nice, despite being an ignoring joe berardo is doing good cultural things in portugal. I’ll try to go there in the next couple of weeks while i’m in portugal.
    nice pictures, it looks like at any moment mummys are coming out of the statues, and think we’re the fuck are we?? 😉

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