Scenes of Cintra in the works of Clémentine Brélaz (1840)
Scenes of Cintra in the works of Clémentine Brélaz (1840) commented on by João Cachado Author: João de Oliveira Cachado Photography: José Antunes Publisher: Parques de Sintra, 2009 ISBN: 978-989-95904-1-0 The book “Scenes of Cintra in the works of Clémentine Brélaz” seeks to bring about the discovery of the great Sintra heritage, whether natural or built and as portrayed in a collection of 19th century engravings since acquired by Parques de Sintra set alongside current photographs, taken from the same sites by a photographer commissioned to this end. This publication invites readers to peruse the ways in which these eighteen different places illustrated by this 19th century landscape painter and coupled with the comments by one of the most attentive and informed “sons of Sintra”, Professor João Cachado and with the photographs by José Antunes depicting those same scenes from a contemporary perspective. The reader thus comes to verify how many of these sites have changed only very little while others have undergone a metamorphosis into completely different ambiences today displaying the colours and signs of the passage of time. This publication also presents a map detailing just where the pictures were taken and along with the respective geographic coordinates and thus seeking to encourage interest in the different footpaths running through the Sintra hills.