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The art of reading


At the foot of a statue for José Eduardo Coelho (1835 - 1889) who found the "Diário de Notícias", the famous Lisbon daily, is the newspaper boy. The statue is in the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcãntara (park with a view) in the Bairo Alto district. This Coelho isn't the author Eduardo Prado Coelho, who died in 2007. 


The picture on the right was taken in the same park.



comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 20 Sep 2017, 00:31
I have a soft spot for Paper Boys, Louis...I was one for a few years, although I delivered by bicycle and had no role in sales.
Louis: I have seen my in-law family in Holland going through the paper boy phase - they really had to battle the weather at times. Over here it was never so bad.
Very nice, Louis! A good pair of complimentary images
Louis: Thank you Elizabeth - I still can't stop reading.
How fun, Louis. I like this pairing.
Louis: Thank you Ginnie - the pairing was what I had in mind, even when I took the pictures.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2017, 06:17
It must have been very warm in Lisboa!
Louis: It was, Philine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Sep 2017, 06:26
Nice to see the celebration of the paper boy Louis, I was one myself once..
Louis: It caught my eye, for the same reason, Chris.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Sep 2017, 08:06
And still as popular as ever, at least it is in the UK
Louis: I have taken a look at the newfangled Kindles, but I just can't replace a book.
There is so much in a book, more than in any film or TV program
Louis: True, Bill. Although a good film can be an experience, but there are not so many of them.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Sep 2017, 08:32
I just hope that he remembered the sun tan lotion.
Louis: It was late in the afternoon, so he may have been spared the sun's sting.
I delivered newspapers too.
Louis: There must have been difficult days for delivery on PEI, I guess, Mary.
These two go together quite nicely Louis.
Louis: Thank you Brian.
Two nice shots complementing each other. Saul Leiter, a favourite photographer of mine did a whole book on reading.
Louis: A whole book ... just imagine. Never heard of Saul, so I looked him up. I am very impressed by the samples of his work, that I saw.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2017, 19:35
I was a paper-girl when I was 12, I had the Amsterdams Handelsblad and the Rotterdams Handelsblad at the same time.... I had to ride the bike near the TV studio's in Hilversum and deliver 2 of each at those places...and the rest in the (rich) neighbourhood...

I do like these two pictures... the paperboy reading, what a great play on words... smile
Louis: I think that among us SC'ers there are many ex-paper boys and girls and a lot of interesting stories to tell. I have seen my in-law family in Holland going through the paper boy phase - they really had to battle the weather at times.
Unlike the other bloke, I see that he hasn't done much running!
Louis: Heh, heh - it looks that way, Tom.
i remember we used to get our newspapers by a delivery person, Louis. and he was very good!
Louis: I stopped delivery at my house. The delivery person tried to provide a good service, but the billing from the newspaper was atrocious.

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