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  • 帶老外造訪台灣「活博物館」──鹿港摸乳巷


    3 十二月 2015 EZ TALK 編輯部

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    你知道台灣的「活博物館」(living museum)在哪嗎?想一窺台灣的傳統建築和文化,去鹿港就對了!現在我們一起來看看這間活博物館藏了哪些文化寶藏。

    Tianhou Temple is dedicated to Matsu, Goddess of the Sea, who is worshiped by fishermen and sailors. The temple’s Matsu statue, which was brought from Fujian by a Qing Dynasty general, is known as the “Black-faced Matsu” because centuries of incense has turned her skin black. A copy of Tianhou Temple built entirely of glass was recently completed near the coast not far from Lukang.

    天后宮供奉受漁夫和船員的膜拜的海上女神媽祖。宮裡的媽祖神像是一名清朝將軍從福建省帶來的,被稱作「黑面媽祖」,因為經過好幾世紀的香火煙燻,已將她的皮膚變成黑色。在距離鹿港不遠的海邊,有一座全部以玻璃蓋成的仿天后宮廟宇,最近才完工。

    Nine Turns Lane is a traditional alley that was built with many turns to protect residents from the strong winter winds. Historical buildings on Nine Turns Lane include Shiyi Hall, which was a meeting place for poets and scholars, and Remembrance Hall, where a woman died from grief waiting for her husband to return.

    九曲巷這條古色古香的巷弄造得迂迴曲折,以保護居民免受冬天強風肆虐。九曲巷中有許多歷史悠久的建築,例如文人雅士聚集交誼的十宜樓,以及一名等待未歸夫婿、抑鬱而死女子所居的意樓。

    Breast Touching Lane is so narrow that two people can’t pass by each other without touching.

    摸乳巷相當狹窄,兩個人擦身而過無法避免肢體碰觸。

    【好用對話】

    (At Breast Touching Lane)
    (在摸乳巷)

    A: What do those characters on the wall say?
牆上這幾個字是什麼意思啊?
    B: Breast Touching Lane. It’s the narrowest lane in Lukang.
摸乳巷。是鹿港最窄的一條巷子。
    A: Whoa! Is that like a local version of Lovers’ Lane?
哇!這是鹿港版的情人巷嗎?
    B: Ha-ha. No. It was named that because two people couldn’t pass without touching. It was also called Gentleman’s Lane, because a gentleman would always wait for a lady to pass though first to avoid touching her.
哈哈。不是啦。會這樣叫是因為兩個人同時通過時無法避免身體碰觸。它也稱作「君子巷」,因為君子都會等女士通過之後才走,以免碰到她。

    單字字彙:
    incense (n.) 香
    remembrance (n.) 懷念,紀念
    grief (n.) 悲傷,悲痛
    character (n.) 文字,字體

     

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