Macau SAR. June 29, 2008. Introduction. Macau is composed of a peninsula and two small islands, with a total land area of only about 9 square miles.
June 29, 2008
One-way Cost: HK$140, or US$18.Getting to Macau
Note the European influence in the architecture.The Streets of Macau
Cavity? No problem! Visit the local “dentista.”The Streets of Macau
Taken from a back alley in Macau.The Streets of Macau
On our way to the Macau Museum.The Streets of Macau
The entrance is at the top.
Note the cannons atop the building.Macau Museum
Adult: HK$15 (US$2)
Student: HK$8 (US$1)Macau Museum
This is a replica of a Portuguese street.
Exhibits are inside the houses.Macau Museum
Value: US $10,000,000
Note the description is written in Chinese, Portuguese, and English—typical in Macau.Macau Museum
Foreground: Ruinas de São Paulo.
Mid-ground: the city.
Background: the mountains and the Pearl River.Macau Museum
Note the intricate carvings and statues.Ruinas de São Paulo
Note the quaint cobblestone road and manicured garden in the background.Ruinas de São Paulo
The gaudy Grand Lisboa, shaped like a lotus, is one of Macau’s unique Asian casinos.
Pictures and Slideshow by Thomas S. Markey
This gorgeous estate overlooks the exercise area and the waterfront.