bike-path-poetry-portgl.jpgA new set of bike paths placed along the Tejo river in Lisbon, are filled with phrases from a famous Portuguese poem by Fernando Pessoa, the well known lines inspired by that very river.

Translation in English:

The river of my village doesn’t make you think about anything.
When you’re at its bank you are only at its bank.”

Through the Tejo you go to the World.
Beyond the Tejo is America
And the fortune you encounter there.

Nobody ever thinks about what’s beyond
The river of my village.

Watch a beautiful and romantic video taken of the bike path and set to music.

(See full poem on Treehugger)



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