I’m getting caught up on your posts and the note about the Palacio’s construction being delayed for so long made me think that maybe nothing’s changed over the years in the world of Portuguese construction!? 😆
I really enjoyed this post. Your comment about the cork maker's ability to be within one millimeter by eye reminds me of an old cheesemaking monastery I visited one time. I asked for a kilogram wedge from a wheel of cheese, they guy made no measurements, sliced the wedge and the scale read 1.0kg on the dot. Of the whole operation that's what stuck with me.
I love all of your posts!! I just walked around Loule but obviously not the right blocks. Sure pray all works out with your build. It sounds like a bad nightmare! The statement about forgetting to move out the cement mixer did make me laugh, however! Wishing you both all the best. We are in Mougins France on our way tomorrow to Lazio Italy tomorrow , hoping there are no last minute cancellations because of the strike!
Good to know, like all the other school kids, that field trips at the end of the school year is a thing for the adults. Congrats on your 150 hours of Portuguese language class.
I am always taken by the lovely cork trees, pretty as well as useful. There's a nice shop selling cork items, like bags, next to Cafe Latte in Rua 5 de Outubro.
Artist shops and ‘ how things are made’ always on my to visit list. Hopefully, return to Portugal and then on to Morocco in 2024!