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    Posted: 29/April/2020 at 14:17
As promised yesterday, another old photo, I haven’t posted this one before so hopefully it’s new to you.
Anyway, Toms challenge, or indeed anyone else who wants to have a go, does this balcony still exist and if so can we have an up to date photo, so we can do another “now and then” please?
If it helps I think you’ll find it’s somewhere between the water tower and Luau’s! Lol!
Shout me if you can’t get your bearings in that area! Lol!

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2020 at 08:54
Love the flares. I was up that way near the water tower not long ago. Tricky ground around there with a lot of fairly recent building. I shall print this and go off to have a look this afternoon.
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The elevation isn`t enough for Water Tower. I think it is a little house just up from the Marina roundabout ... 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Orada-man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2020 at 13:08
Andrew, have you any idea when this was taken?

I read from Tom that he remembered the 'cliff being blasted' I never thought of that but assuming now that became the Marina entrance.

I agree the elevation is not very high but look at windmill hill and the absence of buildings.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pyrman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2020 at 14:42
When I said Marina roundabout, I should have been clearer ... the dual carriageway roundabout with the boat ... not the `porto do abrigo` one for harbour.  According to streetview there is still a building that matches ..  drive up beside it and spin round ... 
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pyrman,
Yes there is a building, opposite end to our Lady of Orada by the roundabout commonly known as the squareabout. I posted many “then and now” pictures some years ago.
If I can’t find the thread I’ll post again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2020 at 19:36
Orada man, Jackson, my feel is about ‘78, ‘79, primarily based on that’s when flares were the height of fashion.
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Originally posted by Andrew Andrew wrote:

Orada man, Jackson, my feel is about ‘78, ‘79, primarily based on that’s when flares were the height of fashion.


I was still at school then Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/May/2020 at 08:34
I have the general angle but think I was too high with this one. There are a couple of places more that I want to try later today.

The original picture is not too sharp, but I can make out the stump of the windmill up on the hill. It probably hadn't been restored at that time.






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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/May/2020 at 08:41
Nice try Tom but I agree, lower elevation and possibly a little bit more west of there?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Orada-man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/May/2020 at 18:07
I think Pyrman might have a good suggestion, there are a few buildings off the dead end entrance to Ship Roundabout and then there is Luau which would make the elevation closer to right.

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This I think is it. I could not get to the exact location as the property appeared to be occupied and there is also a tree in the way. I took the two photos earlier today from slightly further up the hill as per the map. Click it to see larger size.


On the original I can make out what is now the Castelo do Mar restaurant, just at the bottom of the slope from the windmill.  I used that as my aiming point. It seems to me that, looking to the left of the windmill, that the top of Cerro Grande was flattened out a bit when built upon.

This old image clearly shows the low cliff and small beach that was removed to create the entrance to the marina.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/May/2020 at 20:00
Cheers Tom, excellent job.
Enjoyed viewing those 👍
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/May/2020 at 11:27
These old photo's are fascinating.  They show me how much development there has been.
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