The Varied Architecture of Monte Estoril

10 thoughts on “The Varied Architecture of Monte Estoril”

  1. When Chris and I went to Portugal a few years ago, we saw the same thing. Gorgeous buildings literally crumbling into dust and wondered why no one was fixing them up. It turns out that Portuguese law requires property to be divided equally among heirs. So each generation that passes means the ownership keeps getting further and further divided. In Porto which is a World Heritage Site, all buildings must be restored to their original condition which costs a fortune and people aren’t willing to contribute to restoring a building they own a 1/50th share. It’s so disheartening to see block after block of facades that are empty when you look through the boarded up windows.

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  2. I am amazed at the wealth of information you have absorbed in such a short time. Your narratives and photos are so complimentary of each other. I look forward to each and every chapter of your discoveries. It is great that you are able to get out and enjoy your activity during the self quarantine.
    Take good care and be safe. Love, Aunt Dianna

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  3. Thanks for sharing Beth! It’s the closest many of us will get to seeing the rest of the world for a little while so truly appreciate feeling like we are almost there :).

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