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 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??