What is the meaning of these Chinese characters?

Jan 2019
25
The Netherlands
#1
Dear reader,
Your help is appreciated to find the meaning (and if possible the location) of these Chinese characters. The photos were made in the 1930s during a voyage from Europe to Hong Kong.

The photos in full can be found here:
https://flic.kr/p/QDWXtZ https://flic.kr/p/2ekEg5o
Thank you!

Kind regards,
Pieter Lommerse
 

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Aug 2018
28
Canada
#2
lou lim ioc garden gate macao [pictured in time of his dad ... lou kau ]
what carved relief says? you should be able to look it up maybe.

peace
 
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Aug 2018
28
Canada
#5
as far as i can see the first one says "water" then "i cannot read it yet" then "together or also" in oracle script
 
Aug 2018
28
Canada
#6
here is a better picture of the lou lim ieoc garden sign. it says somewhere that it is portugese written in chinese characters.
 
Jan 2016
570
United States, MO
#9
Ok, I have never had any training to read bronze age seal script, but I can make out some of these.
The top says
濠夫

The right side from top to bottom says
三徑綠陰成 X X

The other side says
一 X X 水躍文魚

The bottom is too small to make out properly.

I have marked what i don’t recognize with an X.

I don’t know portugese, but at least some of this makes sense in Chinese. I am not certain though because there are too many unknown factors. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help
 

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