Wednesday, January 9, 2013

THE HISTORICAL SITE OF MACAU

Right after taking pictures of the modern buildings, we went to search for Macau's historical site. It was not that difficult, we just had to: first, follow the cobbled walkway along the shops (the cobblestone pavement was already an attraction) and second, just follow the flow of the crowd, I felt like as if I was in some sort of a pilgrimage. However, people were moving in both directions and the corrIdor was quite small so be careful to avoid accidents from happening.

My first impression: it was as if I was in Melaka, except the buildings were more colourful and it was much colder. Macau was once colonized by the Portuguese and had become the place where Christianity was first brought into east Asia. The Portuguese influence was still prominent there as the sign boards were written in Portuguese words other than Chinese and English. I wonder whether Portuguese is Macau's second language.




















ST. DOMINGO'S CHURCH













the metal door
This was one old church that was opened to public. There were police officers inside who told people not to make noise while they were inside the building.


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