Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Churches and St Paul's Ruins

One thing I noticed in Macau was the beautiful churches they have in the small island.
The very fact that the size of their churches or rather, cathedrals really amazed me!
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Of course, this culture was influenced by the fact that Macau was under the influence of Portuguese before; where most of the nation were Christians and one of their main objectives during their conquer was to spread Christianity.
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I felt like I was in Rome!:)
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The cathedrals are all so huge from the outside; and even the interior was not disappointing
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I was so happy to be able to see such beautiful churches; really feels like I am in a Holy Land; surrounded by angels!~
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The main square
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Stella Maris stone
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Another famous tourist spot in Macau is this famous mansion belonging to one of the richest merchant back then in the olden days.
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Unfortunately it was closed on the day we were there; tough luck!
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It was really hot in Macau; compared to Hong Kong island and dehydration was getting to us that we stopped by for a refreshing drink
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This fruit stall with drinks seem to be quite popular here
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We bought this cup of fruits with our choice of watermelon juice
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Really cool and refreshing on such a HOT day!!
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YUMMY!! I love fruits!! Such a variety of fruits in it - grapes, strawberries, kiwis, watermelon, mangos and even dragonfruit!!
All my favorite fruits (with the exception of mango:p)

Macau is also really famous for its narrow streets and lanes
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And the main mode of transportation are these cute scooters:)
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I saw Lo Hong Ka!
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This is another temple; Nui Wo temple - a famous deity in creation of the world
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The whole street heading to St Paul was lined by shops; promoting their local products to the tourists
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St Paul ruins from afar....
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The famous landmark in the TVB series; The Return of cuckoo
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I am finally here to see this famous landmark of Macau!~
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To the Fort
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Big Cannon!
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Another landmark near the St Paul ruins is the Nezha Temple
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Bronze statue on the street
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Famous Almond cookies; specialty of Macau!
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