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Day 360/365

Pousada de São Tiago

Don’t point at me! >u< People say that there is the smallest chapel with no more than 10 seats in this fortress hotel. Where is that chapel?

Pousada de São Tiago: was originally a fortress built by the Portuguese in the early 17th century to defend Macau against hostile European nations and local pirates, then after many years it was transformed into a Portuguese style hotel known today as Pousada de São Tiago.

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Day 358/365

Mountain

Hang in there! I’m coming for you! XD

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Day 343/365

At the Panda Pavilion

Wake up little panda, or I’ll kiss you!

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Day 338/365

St. Joseph's Church

Information from the Historic Centre of Macao: “At the St. Joseph’s Seminary and Church. The Seminary was established in 1728 and the Church that is part of this complex was built in 1758. St. Joseph’s Seminary, together with the old College of St. Paul’s, formed the Jesuits’ base in Macao, for the missionary work that they would implement in China, Japan and around the region.The Church has a dome that measures 12.5 metres in diameter and rises 19 metres above the ground. It is decorated with two rows of 16 clerestories which enable natural lighting and ventilation. One of Macao’s most precious religious relics, a piece of bone from the arm of St. Francis Xavier, the first Jesuit missionary in the Far East, that formerly belonged to the collection of the old Church of Mater Dei (present St. Paul’s Ruins) is kept in one of the side altars inside this Church. St. Joseph’s Church, together with the Ruins of St. Paul’s, are two very rare examples of Baroque architecture in China.”

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Day 321/365

Ruins St. Paul, under the rain

A cute little boy suddenly approaches me in the rain and shows me his cute little umbrella his father bought him. 😀

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Day 313/365

Tea Culture House

How much do you like drinking tea? I like drinking green tea, especially Dragon Well and Ti Kuan Yin, as they have a long list of health and beauty benefits! 😀 Two cups a day or four cups per week is just fine for me, cause I find they could upset my stomach if I drink it too much. In this photo, we are at the Macau Tea Culture House, located next to Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, on Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida. Opened to public since the year of 2005, and it is considered the first and the only one tea culture museum in Macau. 😀

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Day 311/365

Nan Van Lake

Due to the development of the city, I’m afraid that many scenery, including this scenery of the Penha Church, will be very different soon. The tall building right behind the church is one of those  “scenery destroyer”. >.<

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Day 308/365

Sunset at Penha Hill

I’ve just arrived Penha Hill right on time before the sun sets!

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Day 306/365

Mount Fortress Garden

Today is All Souls’ Day and it is a public holiday. I have been lazing almost all day long, and when I come out, it is night already. 😀

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Day 277/365

Church Of Our Lady Of Penha

Stop it, please!

Church Of Our Lady Of Penha: Located at the top of Penha Hill. Serving as a point of pilgrimage for sailors embarking on a hazardous voyage, the chapel was founded in 1622 by the crew and passengers of a Portuguese ship which had narrowly escaped capture by the Dutch raiders.The chapel was completely rebuilt, along with the Bishop’s Palace in 1837.

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Day 265/365

Leal Senado Square

Lotus flower on the top of my head. > u <

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Day 246/365

Macau Fisherman's Wharf

At the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf.

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Day 240/365

St. Dominic's Church

Sending prayers to my mother, father, brother, sister, lover, all relatives, friends, flickers, blog buddies and coworkers. Also, to the people who I know and to those who I don’t know. Amen! (= . =)

St. Dominic’s Church: This church was established in 1587 by three Spanish Dominican priests who originally came from Acapulco, in Mexico. It was originally built in wood, hence its naming in Chinese as “Pan Cheong Tong” meaning “Church of Wooden Planks”. This church is connected to the Brotherhood of Our Lady of the Rosary. In 1929, this church integrated the worship of Our Lady of Fatima into its religious service, based on the account of the miraculous sighting that three shepherd children witnessed in Fatima, Portugal. After its establishment in Macao, the popular belief of Our Lady of Fatima expanded to Shiu-Hing, Timor, Philippines, Singapore, Malacca and other regions. St. Dominic’s Church maintains the tradition of organizing a procession through the city, held on 13th May every year. The insignia of the Dominicans is displayed on the pediment that crowns the building facade. The building has a typical Basilica plan and presents some Baroque  influences in the interior decorative elements. A three-storey high hell tower is located close to the sacristy area, where a small sacred art museum was installed during the restoration works of 1997.

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Day 239/365

Lou Ka Mansion

Lou Ka Mansion: This house built around 1889, was the residence of Lou Ka, a prominent Chinese businessman known for his banking enterprise. His contributions to charity works earned him high respect in the local community and in 1890, he was honored by the King of Portugal. The location of this old house is also a good testimony to the diverse social profile present in the center of the old “Christian City”, where this traditional Chinese residence stands near Senado Square and Cathedral Square. Although the house is typically Chinese in its general architectural structure, the decorative motifs also integrate subtle western and regional influences, including the application of thin films of mother-of-pear as glazing on the windows, integration of western style balustrades and the use of perforated wooden ceilings, similar to those found inside Macao’s churches, a technique that is also related to Macao’s tropical climate.

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Day 234/365

Macau Reservoir

Across the bridge, it is the Macau Reservoir Jogging Route, located near the Ferry Terminal. People like to come to this reservoir to walk their pets, go jogging or simply to sit and relax. It is pretty romantic at twilight! 😀

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Day 228/365

At the top floor of the car park near Leal Senado Square

Goodbye sunset! 😀

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DAy 215/365

Pak Tai Temple

“In the morning Pak Tai (the North Emperor) lives in the golden imperial palace, while at night the jade-like heaven is surrounded by stars.”

This is Pak Tai Temple, built in 1844, it is the only temple with a quadrangle pavilion as public place in Taipa Island. On every 8th of March of the lunar year, the birthday of North Emperor, there will be a performance of sacred battle for commemoration.

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Day 212/365

Taipa Island

Wandering around Taipa Island.

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Day 211/365

Guia Hill Air Raid Shelter Showroom

The Guia Hill Air Raid Shelter Showroom is one of the place people may like to visit in the Guia Hill. As indicated by the plaque on the entrance, this air raid shelter was built in 1931, under the command of a Portuguese second lieutenant, Cunha. This tunnel in front of me is the shortest in length among the three main underground passages located in the hill. It measures only 52 m long. Inside this tunnel there are historical photos and an old power generator.

Years ago, the length of the passage available for public visit was longer, but unluckily, due to some maintenance issue, some of the passages inside this tunnel were closed.

Other sets of underground passages, which are 456m and 207m in length respectively. They were equipped with storage rooms, as well as ammunition depot with its own pulley system to transport weapons.

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Day 205/365

Casa da Cheang Mandarin's House

Please come up!

Casa da Cheang Mandarin’s House:

Located near Patio do Lilau and built around 1869, the Mandarin’s House was the residence of Cheng Kuan Ying, one of the nation’s most outstanding political reformers and prominent compradors of the late 19th century.

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