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 on 2009-12-10 #places #park #nature #location #landscapes #bongofury


  1. rater
    rater ·

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

  2. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

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

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Beautiful moody shots !

  4. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Great location and AWESOME pics. Congrats.

  5. bongofury
    bongofury ·


  6. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Nice gallery!

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