We also visited the Lou Kau Mansion in Macau last Saturday, the mansion that belonged to a wealthy Chinese merchant, who owned several imposing properties in the city.
It is a beautiful restored building from 1889, in a very traditional Chinese style with its two courtyards that separate the three main halls from each other.
I always enjoy walking around this quiet place, but this time it was too decorated – there were Christmas decorations on every table and in every corner.
It was really overdone – given that Chinese people do not celebrate Christmas and surely have no need for red Christmas stars, red Christmas bulbs and small fir trees.
But of course, the overall colour of the decorations is red. This is highly significant for Chinese people, as it symbolizes good fortune and joy. So no wonder there were red decorations everywhere.
However, someone should have told the people decorating this house that less can be more, then it would have been a lot nicer. Oh well, maybe next time.