Last month Postcrossing turned 12. I'm sure this special event was celebrated by many postcrossers around the globe. In Portugal a few portuguese and foreign postcrossers got together in Cascais to share their love for postcards and Postcrossing. It was impossible for me to go there but I got these cards sent by Zé and Vitória and another one sent by Paula that I'll show in the next post.
Located in the heart of Cascais, between the Hotel Albatroz and the "Chalet Faial", Conceição Beach is connected to Duquesa beach. Its name is due to the existence of a chapel next to the beach built in honor of Our Lady of the Conception. It is one of the most frequented beaches in the town due to its privileged location, close to all kinds of transport and with easy access.
The Museum Condes de Castro Guimarães, the former "Torre de S. Sebastião", was built in 1900 by Jorge O'Neill. A classic example of "summer architecture", the building features ecletic elements, inviting visitors to enter a kingdom of fantasy and wonder celebrated in this XIXth century revival of the era of romance.
In 1910, the Count Manuel de Castro Guimarães aquires the house and after is dead (1927) donated his state, including his garden, to the people of Cascais. His desire was to built an art museum and a public library. The museum opened on July 12, 1931. - in: https://www.visitportugal.com/en/NR/exeres/52715CD8-0F36-4633-A656-D68F210B2BB5