Buddha Eden Gardens near Bombarral, Portugal

José Berardo, a Portuguese businessman and art collector, opened Bacalhôa Buddha Eden Gardens in 2006. When Berardo, one of the wealthiest people in Portugal, read about the Taliban's destruction of Afghanistan's stone Buddhas in Bamiyan in 2001, he purchased a large amount of Buddhist statues and created the Buddha Eden Gardens. The 35 hectare sculpture … Continue reading Buddha Eden Gardens near Bombarral, Portugal

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So many books, so little time… (part 12)

I love old travel books, especially old travel books about Spain. So I was thrilled when I stumbled upon a copy of Spanish Journey or Springtime in Spain by W. T. Blake at a thrift store. Published in 1957, it's a black hardcover that contains a handful of interesting photos of Spain and a cool … Continue reading So many books, so little time… (part 12)