Macau

Strolling through Macau

After visiting the Sun Yat Sen Memorial House and the Kun Iam Temple we just decided to stroll around Macau. We did not have any further plans that day and just enjoyed a nice afternoon/evening stroll.

First up is a very typical sight in Macau – outdoor fitness equipment in bright yellow and red. There are so many outdoor “gyms” around Macau, everyone living there should be super fit! I don’t know who sponsored or installed this gear, but it is fun to see them in many locations. Actually most of the time they are being used, so I had to look for an empty training area to shoot this pic – and yes, I have been seen to exercise too!

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Fitness

Most of the houses in Macau are older and smaller than in Hong Kong.

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Houses 3

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Houses 5

People living there try to make the best use of the available space and they add caged balconies to the flats. It looks very interesting. I don’t know why this hasn’t caught on in Hong Kong, maybe it’s not allowed or bad feng shui?

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Houses 2

I’ve seen some very interesting houses too – this one has a huge column in front and each floor is shaped like a half crescent (at least at the front). What a strange, modern-looking design. I wonder who was the architect?

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Houses 1

What I really love about the old town of Macau are the streets with the cobbled stones – walking along these streets makes me forget that I’m actually thousand of miles away from Portugal or Spain!

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Houses 4

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Nighttime 1

Macau has several museums (more about this in a later post) and art galleries – also a few quirky shops. You just have to walk along the streets and keep your eyes open.

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Nighttime 2

Finally, a nice classic and traditional building – one of the few Portuguese buildings still left in town: St Lazarius church at night time. Beautiful.

Walking through Macau Dec 2013 Nighttime 3

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