Sunday, February 19, 2017

China Cry - Julia Nickson (1990) - Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio, Taipa

More of the bike ride, this time back over on Taipa on a rather quaint little road that appears to have two names. The first name which seems to apply to the western end of it is Rua Direita Carlos Eugenio but it then morphs into Rua Fernao Mendes Pinto as it travels east.

Anyway, regardless, this road is probably most famous for being the site of the Iec Long Fabrica De Panchoes which I wrote about a good few years ago over on the old blog. It was one of the more interesting places I have talked about, so I transferred the article when I changed blog sites. You can read it here.

I haven't been over in a while so I don't know what the Macau Govt is going to do about the rather large site, but I'm hoping it has/will be renovated rather than redeveloped. If anyone has any more recent information then please let me know ion the comments.

Anyway, here are a couple of the screen caps followed by the Streetview so you can compare the difference of 20+years.

The yellow colour of the wall has sadly faded to white, but at least the Chinese characters that adorn it have aged fairly well. The section of wall in the Streetview is the same one they are riding past in the second picture - you can see the characters match on the wall behind. The wall is actually part of the perimeter of the old firecracker factory.

A few metres further down the road and the couple go past some old buildings. Sadly it looks as though the only survivor these days is the one in the middle directly behind Julia Nickson's head. The two either side have already been demolished, although the side wall of the closest one to camera seems to be still standing.

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