Jun 5, 2013

Roça Amparo II 莊園 , São Tomé


Roça Amparo II is a small roça in Me-Zochi, São Tomé e Príncipe.
It is not far away the capital, just about 3 km from São Tomé city.
Amparo II莊園是位在Me-Zochi省距離聖多美市區約三公里的地方。


The function of roça had indroduced in another article:
Roça Boa Entrada, São Tomé
http://vintagejhan.blogspot.com/2013/05/roca-boa-entrada-sao-tome.html

↑關於莊園的基本介紹已在上篇Boa Entrada介紹過


The amparo means protection, support or defense in Portuguese.
(Maybe, I think that Amparo II is located on the one way to the mountain area,
so it had some protection function in the past.)
Why it named the second, because there was another Amparo,
and Roça Amparo is in Caué, Southern São Tomé.
It is so interesting that these two roças were so far away,
but the names were the same.
(Maybe, I thought that they had the same function in the past.)

amparo的在葡萄牙文的意思是保護、防禦的意思,
(我想也許Amparo II因為位在通往山區的道路上,
可能在過去殖民時期有一些防禦的作用)
而為什麼取名為第二,因為已經有一個也名為Amparo的地方了,
那個Roça Amparo位在聖多美南邊省分Caué。
很有趣的是這兩個地方距離如此遙遠,卻有同樣的名稱。
(我想也許是他們有同樣的功能吧! 如防禦作用)



In the 1960s map, there was a small road reached this roça.
But now a trunk road is nearby Roça Amparo II.

在1960年代的老地圖上,有一條小路來連接這個莊園,
而現在莊園外已有一條幹道通過,交通更為方便!



The entrance of this roça was near the main road.
We can see parts of the main building of Roça Amparo II from the entrance.

莊園路口距離這條主要幹道很近,
可以直接在幹道上窺見莊園的主建築。


This was a typical roça, but it was small.
There were some houses, (the dormitories original)
and a main building of administration for ruler.
Some Sao Tomeses still lived in the dormitory.

這是一個典型完整的莊園,但屬於小莊園,
裡面有一些住宅(過去奴隸的宿舍),
還有一棟主建築行政大樓,
目前還有一些聖多美當地人住在旁邊的住宅裡。




Now, this main building is no function anymore,(and looks like a ruin)
but I think it was a beautiful building before.
The pictures on the top is the main building.

這篇文章的第一張照片即是莊園主建築,
現在主建築已經沒有任何功能了,
不過我想在過去這棟建築應該是很漂亮的!



Here, I could not see any things which you can get away, it so empty.
(These were our bicycles)

現在主建築內空空的,能被拔走的都拔走了,已經沒有任何東西了。
(那些腳踏車是我們騎過來的)



However, it could image the environment by the room designed.

不過還是可以從這些房間配置想像當時建物內的環境。






When we went upstairs to the 1F, (we entry from ground floor)

當我們從一樓往上至二樓時,


We all were shocked by this paper.
There was so much paper on the ground, what happened here?

我們被眼前的景象給驚訝了! 怎麼滿滿的都是紙?
這裡之前到底發生了什麼事情?


We found the date was about 2003, so interesting!
All the Portuguese left in 1960s, and ended the colony.
Who stayed and worked here?

After I left Amparo II, I asked my questions to Sao Tomese.
They said that after Portuguese leaving,
some Cap Verde people came to Sao Tome,
and they continued the roça business,
even they made some companies in Sao Tome.
Surely, there were also some Sao Tomeses doing it.
But for the government policies or other reasons,
the companies left, and only some Sao Tomeses still did their agriculture.

有趣的是我們從地上的紙發現到有些日期還有到2003年的帳單,
所有的葡萄牙人大概都在1960年代結束殖民時離開聖多美了,
那是誰留在這裡工作?

在離開Amparo II莊園之後,我有問聖多美人關於這個問題,
他們說在葡萄牙人離開後,
一些維德角人來到了聖多美,然後他們繼續莊園的經營,
甚至一樣創立了產業的公司。
當然也是有一些聖多美當地人用同樣的方式經營,
但是之後因為政府的政策以及一些其他的原因,
這些公司離開了,只有一些聖多美人繼續在這塊土地耕作著。



The device of water collection
在這還可看到建物的集水裝置




The wall structure from the broken site
可以從破損的牆看到牆的內部結構

Although the building was old and broken,
The design was still amazed.
We found the special shape of the stairs.
It was a heart!

雖然這建築物又老又舊又嚴重損壞,
但建築本身的設計還是很迷人,
我們發現到在通往三樓的樓梯上有著特別的形狀,
看起來是個心型呢!

The heart shape stairs
心型的樓梯缺口









-


It was easy to see the broken roof and floor.

在這裡很容易看到破損的屋頂瓦片。




-



Now, there is no company any more,
but the beautiful roça is here with Sao Tomeses.

現在已經沒有任何公司在這裡經營了,
但這美麗的小莊園和依舊在這裡有聖多美人陪伴。

Key word: West Afica, Sao Tome and Principe, ruins, colony, historical sites, Fortifications
Palavra chave: África Ocidental, ruínas, colônia, lugares históricos, fortificações

關鍵字:西非, 聖多美及普林西比, 廢墟, 殖民, 古蹟, 遺跡, 防禦工事


3 comments:

  1. :( They must recupere this...it's a pitty to see this that way....
    :(
    i tried to commnent ur other posts, but u don't seem to approve the comments...
    :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. me too! I think it must repair these buildings.
      The buildings were so beautiful.
      But maybe they didn't have money to do it.

      Sorry I didn't get other comments in this days,
      maybe their was something wrong with blogger...

      Delete
  2. Well done for photographing these buildings which retain something of times past.

    ReplyDelete

Agoda

Linkwithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...