Sa aruncam o privire in spatiul unei foste case de amanet din Macao

(din ciclul: Un vis portughez in China: Macao)

Nu departe de Largo do Senado, la parterul unei cladiri cu elemente decorative in stil Art Nouveau, s-a deschis in 2003 – ca muzeu – o casa de amanet restaurata.

DSCN6994Casa de amanet Tak Seng On, MacaoDSCN6993

Ea a apartinut unui negustor bogat din Macao, numit Kou Ho Ning si si-a inceput activitatea in 1917. Numele sau chinezesc, Tak Seng On inseamna ‘Casa de Amanet Virtute si Succes’. Asemenea afaceri erau foarte dezvoltate la sfarsitul dinastiei Qing si inceputul Republicii chineze.

In interiorul muzeului, care functioneaza si ca si magazin, te poti plimba nestingherit, urca la etaj si admira exponatele care sunt de vanzare. Intregul spatiu, peste care se revarsa o muzica placuta, in surdina, este dominat de caldura lemnului lacuit, care straluceste.


imagini din interiorul muzeului-magazin

DSCN6979 DSCN6983 DSCN6984 Dintre exponate, mi-au atras atentia statuetele mici, executate din lemn pretios, argila sau sticla si tablourile cu tema istorica sau contemporana.

DSCN6965 DSCN6968 DSCN6971 DSCN6967 DSCN6982DSCN6987 DSCN6978 DSCN6974 DSCN6976 DSCN6975 Cand sunteti in centrul orasului, merita sa dedicati un sfert de ora si acestui obiectiv. Asta daca nu doriti sa si cumparati ceva, fiindca atunci lucrurile se complica, caci va fi greu sa va hotarati.

Let’s Take A Look In A Former Pawnshop in Macao

In 2003 it was opened in Macao a renovated pawnshop, not far away from Largo do Senado. It belonged to a rich merchant, named Kou Ho Ning, who started this activity in 1917. The name of the pawnshop, Tak Seng On, means ‘The Virtue and Success Pawnshop’. This kind of business flourished toward the end of the Qing dynasty and the beginning of the Chinese Republic.

The pawnshop is now both a museum and a shop. You may walk through the shop, admiring the things exposed there, which you can buy.

I appreciated the little figurines made of precious wood, clay or glass, and the paintings with historical or contemporary subjects.

It pays to visit this place when you are in the centre of Macao, even for 15 minutes. There will be more if you decide to buy something because it will be difficult to decide.


Sa aruncam o privire in spatiul unei foste case de amanet din Macao — 11 Comments

  1. This shop is interesting,I want to visit there for treasure-hunting.
    I love these pig ornaments,and the last picture.
    This shop has a very nice atmosphere.

    I updated my blog yesterday^ ^
    Please have a nice week,Traveling Hawk!

  2. I loved all the pictures. And loved the paintings and wood crafts and the statues. Thanks again for sharing it with us. I don’t know whether I will ever be able to visit these beautiful places, but for now I am happy I know you and can visit these places through your blog

    • Thank you, rama! I think there are good chances to see those places, if you would like, as they are not so far away from you, as they were for me:)

  3. You look really beautiful things, paintings and buildings and houses and temples passing by Adriana. Really amazing what you’ve seen and still will be. Wonderful that you all this beauty from around the world share with us 🙂

    • Dear Helma! There still are two episodes about Macao! I’m flying tommorrow to Seoul, South Korea, for the second time. I’ll remain there for 2 weeks. As it seems I have a computer in my hotel room, I’ll be able to follow at least your blogs, and answer to comments here:)

  4. Uite cineva care stie cum sa aibe grija de comorile nationale. Au refacut o parte din istoria lor, tot respectul, ar trebui sa luam si noi aminte si sa urmam exemplul celor care fac ce trebuie avand grija de mostenirea lasata de la generatiile trecute.

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