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    We were running out of disk space on the memory card of the camera, so we had to delete lots of pics. We left the important ones, which had us in them. So I don't have pics of the cannons alone. So here are those pesky ladies again at Mount Fortress...



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    This was inside the fortress... there was a coffee shop, I think (can't remember exactly).

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    There was a museum at the basement level of the Fortress, and we viewed the free exhibits outside. The ones inside were not free. After the Fortress and museum, we wandered along some side streets and came across this church. It was painted yellow again.



    Church courtyard

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    We also came across this theater - went inside and had a look. It's used for some mini concerts and plays.


    Vicinity of theater


    There was also a seminary nearby

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    After all those colonial-type buildings, we took a bus to bring us to another type of architechture. Our next stop was A-ma Temple.

    A-Ma Temple, located in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula, is the oldest temple here. Approximately four hundred years ago the Portuguese landed on a sea promontory near a temple. They asked the local inhabitants the name of the land, but the locals misunderstood, thinking that the Portuguese were asking for the name of the temple. So they answered 'Ma Ge'. Later, the Portuguese translated the named into 'Macau' and used it to refer to the land. The temple is one of the three famous Buddha halls in Macau.

    The A-Ma Temple was constructed in the year of 1488 of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to commemorate Mazu, the sacred sea goddess who blesses the fishermen. It is said that the goddess was called Lin Mo, and that she was born in Putian City, Fujian Province, and was more intelligent than other children her age. She could predict good or ill luck and after her death she often helped merchants and fishermen ward off calamities and turn danger into safety. Now there are a number of folktales about the great goddess narrated in the littoral lands.

    More info here: https://www.travelchinaguide.com/att...macau/a_ma.htm

    When we got to A-ma temple, there was a Lion Dance.

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    A-ma temple. It was a large temple complex. Since these were taken in 2012, there were no selfie-stick wielding tourists then. Now, in almost every tourist site, you'll see the selfie sticks...


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    Interior of the A-ma temple. Those yellow coily thingies were present again.


    Exterior of A-ma temple

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    The Maritime Museum was just across from A-ma temple, so we took a look.

    We didn't enter and just took pics outside.



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    By this time, we were getting tired and hungry, so we took another bus to take us to Taipa island and The Venetian hotel, where my sis wanted us to have lunch. She also wanted to take more pics of the area.

    Interior of The Venetian casino-hotel. It was very gold, glittery & opulent!


    One of the paintings on the ceiling - Renaissance (sp?) style

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    It had a large casino.. you can see the sluts.. er.. slot machines, in the distance.


    The tables...


    As I've said in earlier posts, we didn't gamble. At this time, I was already tired & hungry and just sat down at a table in the food court.

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    The Venetian also has a mall inside, high-end shops. There are also gondolas that you can hire...


    This was the food court - it had a nice "sky". The "buildings" were beautiful too.

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    After a late lunch and some rest, we went out to explore the exterior of The Venetian. There were some gweilos/falang hired by the management to be in costumes and be there for photo ops. I think it's to mimic the "Carnevale" in Venice.

    The girl on the rightmost was very pretty. I wonder if this was a good gig for these peeps?


    Some other ppl in costumes

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    Exterior shot of The Venetian casino-hotel


    Galaxy casino-hotel at twilight


    After a very busy day, we went back to our friend's apartment to pack our stuff, as our flight was leaving that night.

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    Waiting at the departure area of Macau airport...


    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone! Rock on!

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    I enjoyed that Katie.

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    Thanks Katie and a Merry Christmas to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza
    Great thread as always Katie..That's you in pictures?
    gotta love those photoshopped faces, doncha?

    Onya, katie. Where and when is the next trip?

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    Great thread as usual, Katie!!

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