What is the meaning of these Chinese characters?

Jan 2019
25
The Netherlands
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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Pox

Aug 2018
30
Canada
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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Pox

Aug 2018
30
Canada
as far as i can see the first one says "water" then "i cannot read it yet" then "together or also" in oracle script
 

Pox

Aug 2018
30
Canada
here is a better picture of the lou lim ieoc garden sign. it says somewhere that it is portugese written in chinese characters.
 
Jan 2019
25
The Netherlands
very nice photo, can you please share where you found it?

And perhaps someone understanding both Portuguese as well as Chinese can interpret what the text reads.
 
Jan 2016
611
United States, MO
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
 

Pox

Aug 2018
30
Canada
this is the name of the man that built the garden



with some contortions i can see his name at the top