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Old February 21st, 2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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Old pictures of Macau

Hi,
I havnt been to this forum for like a year already.. I have got some old pictures of Macau, I would like to share them with you people.

I remember there was a Chinese outdoor restaurant next to it..or somewhere next to Hotel Lisboa..the statue got shipped back to Lisboa in the 90's........


The second one is the central of Macau, I remember I took a picture there while I was sitting on the bench of fountain..im not sure if anyone of you guys can recall the fountain used to look like that..or I was just born too early....

I got some more old pics of Macau..let me put some more on a bit later..
ciao ciao...

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Old February 21st, 2007, 07:00 AM   #2
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The second one is the central of Macau, I remember I took a picture there while I was sitting on the bench of fountain..im not sure if anyone of you guys can recall the fountain used to look like that..or I was just born too early....
I know this fountain was a Portuguese Governor Statue before December 3 1966. (I know this history but I'm not old! )
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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:02 AM   #3
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Ok..here you go,


I have never seen the central of Macau looking like these in my entire life...

Let me put them on here bit by bit

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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:08 AM   #4
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Another one here
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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:23 AM   #5
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I am totally amazed by these two pics


Imagine if Macau didnt' turn out what it looks like today, Macau just looks exactly like a small European town. I hav been to Lisbon,, it just looks sth like this...

The funny thing is, Macau used to look like an European town, but then, due to the increase of population n other factors, most of the buildings got demolished back then in the last century, and now, the MacauSAR government is trying preserve and put more cobblestones everywhere. How ironic and superficial is that???Somehow I just reckon the cobblestones and the "NEW" European buildings (like fisherman's wharf and the fountain outside the main church in the central) just too much.. They kinda just very fake and superficial to me. Its like Macau is turning into a Theme park or some sort...
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Old February 21st, 2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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Unhappy

It is really a problem for Macau to perserve more historical buildings for its size and population. The only way to release the population is to reclam the sea and more people will live in Macau and the sea again. What a vicious circle for Macau!
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Old February 21st, 2007, 12:07 PM   #7
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I am totally amazed by these two pics
With the second picture here, Can anyone read the writing there,,,sth like " have been here for a week..its exactly like portugal"??
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Old February 21st, 2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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Hi,
I havnt been to this forum for like a year already.. I have got some old pictures of Macau, I would like to share them with you people.
I have been looking forward to your presence in this forum. I think you're in decent Macau originated forumer and you're one of the reasons that I registered for this forum. Glad to have you back.

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I remember there was a Chinese outdoor restaurant next to it..or somewhere next to Hotel Lisboa..the statue got shipped back to Lisboa in the 90's........
For what I can remember, there used to be a firecracker area nearby during the Lunar New Year. And once for a while, maybe New year or Mid-Autumn, you could watch fireworks clearly in the statue square. I still remember that statue is called "Brass Horse" by the locals. And there are many stories for that. One of them is about the Feng Shui between the Bank of China, Brass horse and Hotel and Lisboa. The second Hotel Lisboa (not the grand Lisboa) was built right after the Brass horse was moved because of some Feng Shui factors.

There is a picture about the the Brass horse still in my mind. Couple of friends and I laid down on the grass there and watched the fireworks. We felt like the fireworks were coming down to us. Not to mention it was pretty loud too. What a picture!

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The second one is the central of Macau, I remember I took a picture there while I was sitting on the bench of fountain..im not sure if anyone of you guys can recall the fountain used to look like that..or I was just born too early....
I believe I have taken some pictures over there too but not sure if I can find them. The government used to put some kind of decor in the middle of the fountain during Lunar New Years. Firecrackers were allowed to set off there back then.

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I got some more old pics of Macau..let me put some more on a bit later..
ciao ciao...
Thanks for sharing. Out of curiosity, where did you find them?
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 02:45 AM   #9
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I have been looking forward to your presence in this forum. I think you're in decent Macau originated forumer and you're one of the reasons that I registered for this forum. Glad to have you back.
Thanks, thats such a nice thing to say....
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:00 AM   #10
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soo this is the place where my great grandfather came from.... co0L~ nice post...

is the creole language still being used there?~
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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #11
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Great grandfather!? He sure had fun there back then.

Chinese(Cantonese, mandarin), English, and Portuguese are still used there.
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Is is the Largo do Senado that is now pedestrianized? It looks like it to me. If it is, that's amazing; I didn't know it was public road before.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #13
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soo this is the place where my great grandfather came from.... co0L~ nice post...

is the creole language still being used there?~
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Great grandfather!? He sure had fun there back then.

Chinese(Cantonese, mandarin), English, and Portuguese are still used there.
ggaaxx, you misunderstand what tatsumaki actually mean. What he mean is the Macanese Language, a creole language derived mainly from Malay, Sinhalese, Cantonese, and Portuguese. There're only a few thousand people are still using this language.

Even the Portuguese in Macau isn't really much better, as there're more and more American casinos enter Macau and making English more and more useful than Portuguese than before Macau returned China. Unless you have to join into the civil servant, not many local Macau Chinese like to learn Portuguese.



BTW, tatsumaki, are you a Japanese or Portuguese or Chinese? I'm really confused with your name.
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Is is the Largo do Senado that is now pedestrianized? It looks like it to me. If it is, that's amazing; I didn't know it was public road before.
That IS the Largo do Senado in the past!
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ggaaxx, you misunderstand what tatsumaki actually mean. What he mean is the Macanese Language, a creole language derived mainly from Malay, Sinhalese, Cantonese, and Portuguese. There're only a few thousand people are still using this language.

Even the Portuguese in Macau isn't really much better, as there're more and more American casinos enter Macau and making English more and more useful than Portuguese than before Macau returned China. Unless you have to join into the civil servant, not many local Macau Chinese like to learn Portuguese.



BTW, tatsumaki, are you a Japanese or Portuguese or Chinese? I'm really confused with your name.
yes yes thats what i mean.. thanks hkth...

ohh my name.... its japanese but im not a japanese.. just my code name... ^-^v.... I'm from philippines..

i hope the creole language wont be extinct..
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I am totally amazed by these two pics


Imagine if Macau didnt' turn out what it looks like today, Macau just looks exactly like a small European town. I hav been to Lisbon,, it just looks sth like this...

The funny thing is, Macau used to look like an European town, but then, due to the increase of population n other factors, most of the buildings got demolished back then in the last century, and now, the MacauSAR government is trying preserve and put more cobblestones everywhere. How ironic and superficial is that???Somehow I just reckon the cobblestones and the "NEW" European buildings (like fisherman's wharf and the fountain outside the main church in the central) just too much.. They kinda just very fake and superficial to me. Its like Macau is turning into a Theme park or some sort...
yea, i believe the fishermen's wharf is probably the worst thing i ever see in macau
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Really!? I am always looking forward to visiting there. I hope it won't disappoint me.
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it just depends on how you view, but i think some of the structures look so unreal or fake, like the volcano,

i never go there at night time, the site is very empty and you will only see the crowds when there are concerts or festivals happen.
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fishermen's wharf is not a bad place to be quite with your family. It's a relaxed site.

English was always the supreme language at Macau. At least in the last 50 years because of HK links. Portuguese is a very useful if you work for the Government.
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I know this fountain was a Portuguese Governor Statue before December 3 1966. (I know this history but I'm not old! )
i used to sit in there
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