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Hong Kong (& Macau) Movie Stuff: Asia-Pol Secret Service – Wang Yu (1966)

I feel solely old-school Macau historians will recognise this street identify as a result of it was later break up and was each the Avenida Doutor Mário Soares and Avenida da Amizade. I am unsure why the identify modified however maybe somebody who is aware of higher is ready to remark under. Anyway, initially the street ran alongside the seaward aspect of the newly reclaimed land of Porto Exterior. That is the state of affairs that may be seen under – basically it related the north of the peninsula with the southern part at Avenida da Praia Grande. On it is lengthy, meandering route it handed the previous hydrofoil terminal – the distant promoting street arch within the background of picture 1 marks roughly the place that was. The kink within the street that the automotive is driving round in photos 1 and a pair of remains to be apparent at the moment and is the place the “Artyzen Grand Lapa Macau” (澳門雅辰酒店) now stands. 

Photos 3, 4 and 5 present the identical street because it passes the bend at Praça de Ferreira do Amaral and its controversial (therefore why it was eliminated and re-erected in Lisbon) statue. Word that this movie was made earlier than the development of the Lisboa Lodge/On line casino and so there’s a pretty unrestricted view in direction of Guia lighthouse within the background (background proper of picture 4).

I consider the gray constructing within the background of picture 4 & 5 was the “Liceu Nacional InFante D. Henriqueis” – a Portuguese-curriculum college that operated from the late nineteenth century all of the waythrough to the handover. Nonetheless, this constructing dated the 50s and was demolished in 2006.


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