Macau 2009 (Repost)
To be honest, I can’t remember much about Macau. It’s been three years after all but if my memory serves me correctly, I’ve been to the following places: Ruins of St. Paul, Senado Square, Venetian Macau, A Ma Temple, and Macau Tower.
This is the A Ma Temple and one of oldest temple in Macau. The temple was constructed in 1488 to commemorate Mazu, a sea goddess who blesses the fishermen of the island.
Some random shot I took. I just thought the red umbrella was cute against the green trees.
Ruins of St. Paul is Macau’s most popular tourist attraction. The facade you see on the background is the only thing that’s left of this church but Macau is doing a fantastic job conserving it. Also, check out this old photo I found on Wikipedia.
It doesn’t snow in Macau but the winds are pretty chilly. Though the sun was out on this particular day the photo was taken, the winds were still pretty cool and this is the kind of weather I approve of.
In front of the ruins. Look at how crowded this place is. There was some kind of performance at the bottom, probably kids singing Christmas songs. From here, you can get to Senado Square, another popular tourist attraction.
One thing you’ll notice about Macau is that most of their shophouses looks very un-Chinese like and this is because they were colonized by the Portuguese since 1880’s. I can’t really explain the design of the shophouses but you’ll be able to notice it too when you see them in person (spot some on the photo above). Sometimes, I’m amazed how colonization can do to a country.
The Grand Lisboa is the tallest building in Macau and probably the most colorful one at night.
And of course, how can you forget this shot? See the tutorial here.
So, have you been to Macau before? What can you say about this small island?