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Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
OK...

What I did is this..I went to te marina in the afternoon with Giulietta.

On the way we took pictures of the houses the roads etc. This is a good start point...

I will get more soon next week (off to the North again this weekend), and post them here...these were aimed for Trueblue. It shows the area I live in..The town of Estoril where I live merges with Cascais, where the boat is. Its a 2 mile drive from my house to the boat, downhill. By the way...it was 72ºF in the car´s termometer. Nice place this is..

This is the entrance to the town of Cascais, about 1.5 miles from my house, and this is the road to the marina.


Next is the Coblestone road, (all of our sidewalks are pristine white coblestone), but sometimes, we have coblestone roads to maintain the "retro" look of some areas.



On top of this road, about 100 yards from here, the best ice cream in the World!! The guy used to be King Humbert's of Italy ice cream maker, then he moved t Portugal. His name was Santini.



A normal building, as we live in the towns and work outside, unlike the US. All commerce is around, and you don't need to drive to shop.



This is the NAVY building(its out Coast Guard and Harbour master) .



And in front as you get to the end of the coblestone road, the marina is right in front of you.



This is a typical 1700's buliding, and its the MAyor's office.


This is the CAscais bay where I sail. You probably have seen it many times from the sea, in my photos.





As you drive up the hill after the coblestone road


you can see some ruich people's houses








again we have the old Cascais Fort..used to be a Army post, now its the headquarters of the Clube Naval de Cascais. My club.








Then the marina entrance..Val and Tommy know it..









Spot the boat!!



The marina is full of caffes and bars an stores. Since we have no alchool laws, you can buy beer and licour anywhere..





The best bar in the marina Tom and Val know it!! Caipirinha yes-



Now this is the street I live in Estoril..
Unlike the US we build walls and make them big for privacy...we don't have open gardes like you guys do...we close evereything. Typical European..small and closed and away from the eyes..








You know this guy...coming from school and that's the front door to our property



The gate



the houses in our condominium, these are all privately owned by person living there..no rentals here



the rear wall



the view from our terrace



my house and the kid from Hell, here the fron door




I will add more as we go, ok?

By the way..our houses are made of brick and concrete, are painted only once in their life and do not require Air Conditioning.

Our weather is hot but also dry.

By the way...habe you seen that we don't have SUV's and Pickup trucks??? who noticed that??

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I am guessing that our resident Portagee got a new computer, and just needed an excuse to test it out.
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Shitty view. How can you live there??

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THe view of the bay from your terrace is incredible. Wow.
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Both sets of pictures were beautiful Alex, although strangely similar. You lucky dog!
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Outstanding Alex!

Thanks very much for sharing those with us. I've got a slew of questions, but can't right now - since I have to finish a project before 4:00 (2:00 pm right now). I promised to hand present it to my structural engineers, the City Historic District Commission, and general contractor - before they all leave their offices for the weekend, AND put a copy in the mail for the owners before the post office closes. My assistant has the day off.

I'll check back later.
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Beautiful pictures...as always. May I request pictures of any old cathedrals or churches in your area if you happen by them? It's no wonder it drives you crazy to be too far inland--if I were looking at that view from my home every day I would miss it too. (does that mean I will miss my scrubby pasture and pine trees when I'm out on the ocean? probably )
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All that going on today TB, and you post to say you are too busy with work to post; if only more members would have TB's commitment to this board!!!!


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Outstanding Alex!

Thanks very much for sharing those with us. I've got a slew of questions, but can't right now - since I have to finish a project before 4:00 (2:00 pm right now). I promised to hand present it to my structural engineers, the City Historic District Commission, and general contractor - before they all leave their offices for the weekend, AND put a copy in the mail for the owners before the post office closes. My assistant has the day off.

I'll check back later.
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Beautiful place to call home Alex, I don't know how you manage to drag yourself away as often as you need to!

I see the little hellion doesn't seem any worse for wear after his acrobatics!

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I see palm trees and green leaves AND people wearing coats. I thought the Portuguese were a hardy people.

BTW - Toronto has just shoveled out from thirty centimeters of snow. Damn, your neighbourhood looks wonderful.
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