Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The church was built by the Jesuits during the 16th century, but a fire resulting from a typhoon destroyed the building in 1835. All that stands since then through today is its facade.
In 2005, it was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Here is a link to a drawing of how the area looked in 1854 after the church was already destroyed.
The stairs and balcony are modern additions to the wall for visitors look out of the openings. I am glad they are not noticeable from the front to hinder its beauty.
I think there is even a sign that says leaving or throwing objects is prohibited.
By the way, the stairway leading to the balcony and the balcony itself are made of metal grates. This means you can see directly below you through the gaps which can be a little scary at first.
There is someone taking her graduation picture with her mom on the left, a "panda" promoting his restaurant on the right, and a tour group on the stairs taking their group photo.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 12:00 PM
Friday, May 18, 2012
Casino Lisboa is one of the first casinos you will encounter if you arrive by ferry. It was first opened in the 1970's with a 12-story hotel tower you see in the background.
Even though I was there a few days after Christmas, the decorations were still up. I am glad because they were adorable.
I am glad it still stands and still in service today.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 11:51 PM
Thursday, May 17, 2012
So, while traveling between Hong Kong and Macau, visitors will need their passport.
During our last trip to Hong Kong, we decided to visit Macau which is only an hour away by turbojet like this one. There is a turbojet leaving every 15 minutes so you can purchase your tickets at the ferry terminal. If there is room, you can catch an earlier turbojet even if your ticket is for a later departure.
If you have never seen a "flying" boat, take a look at this video I found on Youtube.
But, don't let the fancy seats fool you. Each seat is outfitted with an airsick bag as countless riders got seasick during the short 1 hour "flight" as they were continually showing food programs on the large video screen in front of them.
It was not an enjoyable trip as I got queasy just hearing others get sick around me. My suggestion is to sit in the back of the boat which appears to be less bumpy.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 12:30 AM
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
According to Wikipedia, it is 44 meters (144 feet) with a 7 meters (22 feet) lighting rod at the top.
During nice weather, tons of visitors come out to spend their day or evening here.
What you see in this picture is just a portion of the waterfront and it is packed with people from one end of the promenade to the other.
Like Hollywood's Walk of Fame, you can walk the "Avenue of the Stars" made up of Hong Kong movie stars such as this statue and sidewalk star of Bruce Lee.
Sorry, I can't read the characters on the sign. If you know what those Chinese characters say, let us know.
Yes, I did try some, it was warm, chewy, and very tasty.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 9:54 PM
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Shopping and eating...
This is one of the multi-story shopping complexes at the top.
Here you can do more shopping, eating, and get the best view in town as shown in my previous post.
Posted by AVCr8teur at 7:08 PM