May 15, 2009 檸檬頭隊長@澳門: 雕像+Fountains+Monuments
|Finally did what I had been planning to do since early March (see this entry) and headed to Macau to check the statues and fountains in its publicplaces. I had no facility of the Portuguese language and therefore my search and this report could not be as comprehensive as I would want. I could not find any Chinese reference specifically on these subjects in its public library although there's one on its public parks which mentioned a few of the items reported here; not sure if there're anyother references in Portuguese though. (More detail shots in the slideshow at the bottom.)|
AsI said before, I think the statues and fountains give Macau a distinct European feel. And I thought they were all installed before 1999 when Macua was returned to China. When I looked up the information for these two fountains today I was pleasantly surprised that I was indeed wrong. Installed in 2004 and 2005 respectively, they were from the Wallace Fountain family which can be found all over Paris in different sizes since 1870 (see this wikipedia entry). They, to me, serve as a link of culture and history between Macau and Europe.
(Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships to sail from Europe to India)
(picture taken on 28/2/2009)