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There is a display of pictures of old Albufeira along the wall of the street that runs along the top of the cliff near the Rocamar hotel.

Two I haven't seen before and will be of interest.

First one shows the Avenida 25 de Abril, early 60's I think now. Much changed now. Turial Park apartments now stand to the right of the funfair. The chimney of the old factory is still there, by the parking garage.



Second shows where the marina is now. Taken from somewhere up here in Páteo. When my battery has recharged I will see if I can get a 'now' picture.


Take a look at those pictures if you can. Many show what everyday life was like before the tourists came.
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Best I have been able to do so far. New buildings and trees are blocking the best angle I have found. Will try again this afternoon when the sun has gone round.


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Never did manage to follow that one up!

Anyway, a few days ago I was walking past the former Imortal HQ building when I spotted a pile of stuff outside the almost demolished building next door. Being a nosy person, i had a poke around and found a box stuffed with postcards never bought, never sent, so must have been the remains from a souvenir shop or suchlike. Many duplicates, including a huge number of Carvoeiro. But there were a few of Albufeira. Here are the first four. I am not sure of the date but my feeling is early 1990's. You may remember those times, when you sent a postcard to Auntie and it would arrive before you got back.

These are the first four. The one top left is puzzling me. It is obviously somewhere to the east of the old town, but I don't recognise it all. Any ideas? The pool picture I also don't know. The back just says 'pool in a tourist village' which is not helpful.


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I think the pool is at camping club Albufeira. It was the first place we stayed at in Portugal. It was about 1984.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bob d Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/October/2023 at 22:44
Coukd the top left one possibly be on the road down near the Inatel??
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Originally posted by bob d bob d wrote:

Could the top left one possibly be on the road down near the Inatel??


That had occurred to me, but the area has changed so much. I shall pore diligently over the satellite views.

The pool picture does resemble the area at Camping Albufeira but some of the detail doesn't look right, unless it's been altered. See

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As I wrote it was 40 years ago a lot could have changed, and my memory is not as what it was.
I will check some old photos of the camp site though, when I can find them.
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just been looking at some photos of my kids around the pool from the 80s. Definitely not the one on your post card though.
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Thanks. We shall have to keep looking. There are pools of similar design, I thought for a moment Vila Nova but that one is more straight lines than curves.
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Some while back I mentioned that a good collection of old pictufres were on show on the wall up near the Rocamar. Sad to day, they have all now been removed.  Some were stolen not long after having been put up.

In their place a kind of historical mural is being painted.


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While I was in UK I helped out with a house clearance. Among the many books recovered was a little picture book of the Algarve, published in 1974. There's a couple of Albufeira and a few more of other places that I scanned. Many will be recognised, but perhaps not remembered!

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