Demolition (Macau rapture)


rapto-de-shangaiMacau, August 7, 1939.

Dear Jose Maria, you thought only you and Nuria were allowed to go around in a stroller? Well here’s your Dad and he wander and rides through the streets of Macau the same way you wander around the garden. What do you think, would you like a ride in it too? Kisses from Dad


What was this gentleman from Barcelona doing in Macau? His eyes are fixed on the camera and he seems oblivious to the handful of scruffy children watching him. His driver’s face has been blurred as have those been blurred those of the kids  hovering behind the rickshaw. No one in the picture is smiling. And only he is wearing shoes.