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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/September/2020 at 10:58
Thanks Cubsur & Bob. Nice to see.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AJSUGGY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/September/2020 at 16:10
Hi Cubsur.
The street named Rua do Casino is now Rua 5 de Outubro it took a while so work it out untill i noticed the bell tower over the old hospital on the left of the photo.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/September/2020 at 15:33
Here's the first three 'then and nows' as promised.  Click to see the pictures in a larger size.

The first view is often seen. The tower in the centre was one of the last remains of the fort on top of the hill which was demolished, if I recall correctly, around 100 years ago so the picture is possibly pre First World War. I have lent my reference books so cannot check.


The second is obviously the old town square. I would say 1920's or early 30's going by the style of the cars. Modern building and the trees have all but consigned the view to history. At the top centre though the building with the three tall windows is now Sir Harry's Bar.

And it's now Rua 5 de Outubro where most of the buildings are still standing, but repurposed. At the top you can tell that the Sol e Mar hotel is yet to be built, which places the original probably in the late 1950's, maybe early 1960's. Interesting given that the revolution was in 1910, so it didn't take its modern name until fairly recent times. I can't remember when the Casino was closed down. I am sure I have that date somewhere.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote bob d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/September/2020 at 16:51
Good work Cubsur. 

The old house in the bottom left photo was where the artist Samora Barros lived. I guess he was living there when the photo was taken but not sure. The building has not changed shape at all, apart from the shop units below. 
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on the last photo just above the car on the left is a sign Farmacia and its still operating as a Farmacia. Also i am trying to remember when the sol e mar was built, I have read the plaque inside many times and I think it was 1951.   
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wow brilliant, what an amazing comparison, thanks for doing that, much appreciated 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Jayjan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/September/2020 at 20:52
Google search re the Sol E Mar. It opened its doors to guests in 1965.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote port princess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/September/2020 at 06:09
Thankyou Tom so much pictures are fabulous .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AJSUGGY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/September/2020 at 17:57
Ive been told on good authority that the casino was in what is now know as the Atrium restaurant in the 1940s or 50s and the Sol e Mar was completed on the 09 Feb 1965 and opened on 1st of July 1965
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Great work.   Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jayjan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/September/2020 at 22:14
Tom  re  the 3rd bottom  left picture  showing the building before Sol E Mar was built. A guy called Paulo Norberto posted a picture of this approx 5 days ago on Facebook  " Albufeira Old Town Appreciation Society" page from the beach side. Seems it was his grandparents house called Solar Dos Bastardinhos.  Apparently they sold their land and house to the Sol E  Mar construction due to being short of money and in debt. Tried to post a photo of it but having problems doing so. This is the link if any other member can post it for me who are members of this facebook page. Sorry if the link isnt direct.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/24652317438/permalink/10159885922837439

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Col Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/September/2020 at 09:26
The same gentleman (Paulo Norberto) has posted many excellent pictures on that Facebook page. Several are older photos in and around Albufeira and some are more recent.

I notice today that there are photos of new/replacement tourist statues on the viewing area at the top of the escalators. I wasn't aware the old ones had been replaced.
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If you are reposting any of Sr Norberto's pictures here, please remember to give him a credit.

I will be out later to try to create a couple more then and now shots.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/September/2020 at 11:18
Your "now" comparison photo's are excellent Cubsur.  It must be difficult to get the right angle.  Thanks.
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As Jock says, it's often very difficult to get exactly the same angle. Modern building, taller trees and erosion of the cliffs all cause problems. Here are a couple more I managed to do on my way to town this afternoon. Click the top picture to see it in a larger size.

These were taken from just outside the old cemetery, not far from the late lamented Arte Bar.


These next shots were taken from Largo do Rossio near the Iguana Café.



More in a day or two. The one with the truck is impossible. I am fairly sure it is the beach end of the tunnel but the Sol e Mar hotel completely covers that location.
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