Entre as várias fotografias que ilustram os locais de interesse turístico de Macau que é apresentado no folheto turístico de 1928 (1) constam estas duas, os monumentos de Vasco da Gama e da Vitória.
a-vistors-handbook-to-romantic-macao-jardim-de-vasco-da-gamaRetiro da parte “Historical” do mesmo folheto:
Delving into history we discover that not for nothing Macai gained its glorious title “Gem of the Orient Earth” – a title bestowed on Macao by Sir John Bowring, (2) on early Governor of majestic Hong Kong.
This lovely “Gem” has survived the test of the ages and the banners of Portugal still flutter to the breeze o´er “Holy City” of enchanting Macao, after almost four centuries of the vicissitudes of hazardous times.
Vasco da Gama, transcendent of navigators, sailed out of the Tagus one day, and discovered the Cape route to the Indies and Far Cathay: his followers went farther afield and founded Macao.
Authorities disagree regarding the date of the foundation of the Portugueses Colony. Morrison refers to Portuguese incidence as early as 1535, and sojourn in 1537; the Chinese records admit residence in 1550; but the Portuguese have adopted 1557 as the oficial date of the Colony´s establishment.
It was not till 1887, however, three hundred and thirty years later that by treaty China ratified the perpetual occupation by Portugal of the Colony of Macao and its dependencies…
a-vistors-handbook-to-romantic-macao-the-pillar-of-victory“…The Dutch were the first to invade this privileged trade centre of the Portuguese and even attempted to take Macao by force of arms. Their repulse in 1622 by a small volunteer garrison at Macau is un historical episode of considerable interest”
(1) https://nenotavaiconta.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/leitura-folheto-turistico-de-1928-a-visitors-handbook-to-romantic-macao/
john-bowring-4-o-governador-de-hk(2) Sir John Bowring 寶寧 (1792-1872), homem de muito saber (intelectual), economista político, escritor e editor, poliglota, tradutor literário, membro do Parlamento Britânico, reformador na área da educação e do próprio funcionamento do parlamento, exerceu vários cargos governamentais entre eles, foi o 4.º Governador de Hong Kong (13-04-1854 – Março de 1859). Foi durante a sua governação enérgica e “bélica” contra os chineses que desencadeou a Segunda Guerra do Ópio (1856-1860).
http://uudb.org/articles/sirjohnbowring.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bowring