One of the delights of having time here is the chance to learn more about the history of where we are staying. One of the most fun ways of course is looking at old photographs and postcards, and a website we have found particularly good is the Photographic Museum of Olhão. There is also a great page on Facebook

Yesterday afternoon I went out with some of the old photographs to photograph the scenes and how they look like today.

I find it fascinating what has changed and what hasn’t. What certainly isn’t a change for the better are the road signs and cars. Not unique to Olhão I know since every city, town and village seems to be overwhelmed by both these days.

I have a quite a few more ‘past and present’ photographs to share especially of the area around the markets which have changed dramatically with the creation of the gardens and promenades. As with Monday’s wildflower post I’ll keep these additional photographs for another day.