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Parque do Engenho (Engine park)

In 1985 i use to escape from elementary school through a tunnel to play here , today there is no tunnel anymore ,but the park continues magic.

The park have this name (Engine park) because in 1724 , there were one engine to cut wood to provide timber for glass industry and boat building .This engine was all made from wood and moved by wind , in 1774 it disappeared.. Gone with a fire.Also there were a church that was destroyed in 1810 by the french army , a stable , a stove to resinous distillation and an experimental field of botanic studies. It is a place full of trees and gardens , but actually it is not easy to find the park open, despite some services from the forest still work here .

Some buildings are banished , some gardens are not so well preserved but the park continues magic . Maybe, one day someone look to this place and make something useful,maybe a hotel or a museum about the forest. If your path cross Marinha Grande try to visit Parque do Engenho , and feel the magic of century’s …

written by bongofury

6 comments

  1. rater

    rater

    Perfect for a walk in an autumn afternoon... the place has some kind of graveyard feeling.

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  2. jaalvarez

    jaalvarez

    Parabens !!!
    Congrats !!!
    This is a perfect Lomolocation, from a beautifull country !!!

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  3. stouf

    stouf

    Beautiful moody shots !

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  4. zulupt

    zulupt

    Great location and AWESOME pics. Congrats.

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  5. bongofury

    bongofury

    Obrigado
    Thanks

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  6. afd_lsi

    afd_lsi

    Nice gallery!

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