The Village where I live in sketches

I live in Oeiras, Oeiras is a Portuguese village, seat of the municipality of Oeiras located in the district and metropolitan area of Lisbon, being one of the first cities in the capital. It is on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and in the estuary of the Tagus River. Since prehistory, the mild climate, the abundance of water, the quality of the soils and the privileged geographical position offered by the riverside area of the Tagus estuary, allowed the subsistence of agro-pastoral villages for over 4000 years. In this way, Oeiras is an autonomous economic hub: it is one of the most developed and richest municipalities in the Iberian Peninsula and even in Europe.With the highest per capita income in Portugal, it is also the 2nd municipality with the highest purchasing power and the 2nd largest municipality to collect taxes in Portugal. The economic level is directly linked to the studies and this relationship shows that Oeiras is also the municipality in Portugal with the highest concentration of population with higher education and the area in Portugal with the lowest rate of population without education. I have been living here for 40 years and I only left Oeiras for a period of 5 years when I lived in Lisbon- Bairro Alto. today I thought that would be a good idea present some sketches I made at Oeiras. Hope you like it.

This is a building from XIX century at the main plaza
Our municipal theatre
The church on the right, a small cultural center in the midle and the municipal market on the left
More or less new Oeiras
Unfinished Train raill
Oeiras’s Mall
Gaz station near my flat
A sculpture next to the municipal library
A sketch at the municipal park. As the European green capital of 2020, Lisbon has presented one park that is more beautiful and well-kept than the other. Parque dos Poetas, in Oeiras, is an open-air museum of sculptural art. The only one in Portugal and the biggest in Europe. Here, landscaping and sculpture embody poetry. Take some nice things and have a picnic to enjoy the place. Worth it!
Oeiras’s @paulalourenco1962 Aerodrome
One of the Oeiras beaches
Another beach
Another beach
Another beach
Another beach
Ocean Municipal pool
Old park
One of many beach fortification
New Oeiras , business park
Another fortification at the beach. I think there are 10 of it. One in each beach along the coast
Another beach
Here is a 5 km of a walking way by the sea
Where I live. Sketch from my kitchen window. Old OEiras is down that street
Of course McDonald’s
Oeiras Marina is a concept that brings together several areas of leisure such as the Paseo Marítimo, Oeiras Recreational Port and Oeiras Ocean Swimming Pool.
Oeiras’s many Beach bar
Again Oeiras park of Poets
Entrance to the ocean swimming municipal pool
Municipal Library
Poets park
Old train bridge still working

Published by Paula Lourenco

Draw António, draw and do not Walter time. Leonardo da Vinci -

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