On Sunday [our day off], we went to Macau — a small series of islands an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong. It was owned by the Portuguese until 1999, and it is now a Chinese Special Administrative Region [SAR], like Hong Kong.
This is a ruin of St. Paul’s Cathedral — all that is left is the front facade and the crypt — it was part of St. Paul’s College, the first western university in East Asia, when it was construction in the early 1600s. It was burned down and destroyed by fire in 1835, but the facade was salvaged and restored. Me being cheerful with a cheerful fish sculpture on the cathedral plazaMoody crypt under the cathedral I iced Walker — for the first time in his adult life!
We took the bus over to Taipa [a village on Macau] for lunch, I thought the scale of the casino was really funny against the European scale of the street in the foreground:And the scale of these new housing towers against this older plaza is also crazy: