Statue of poet Fernando Pessoa in front of Cafe Brasileira, Lisbon, Portugal

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This is the city's most famous cafe, opened in 1905 with a magnificent art nouveau decor and known for the intellectuals who stopped by on a daily basis in the early 20th century. One of them was poet Fernando Pessoa, whose bronze statue (perhaps the most photographed in the country) stands amid the clientele of both young and old.

Fernando Pessoa, born Fernando António Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa ; June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935), was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.

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Lucien Kivit on February 15

Ilie , thank you for your kind comment, YS and like, greetings Lucien

Maurice MAZELLIER on February 27

La popularité..* , jusque.. dans la - Rue.* - Bravo..

Lucien Kivit on February 28

Maurice , thank you for your nice comment . greetings Lucien

Elso Zanoletti on February 28

Bella immagine Lk Ciao Elso

Lucien Kivit on March 3

Elso , thank you for your nice comment . greetings Lucien

luciano bernardi on March 26

Bella e simpatica scultura. Like. Cordiali saluti dalle Dolomiti.

Lucien Kivit on March 29

Luciano , thank you for your nice comment and like , greetings Lucien

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