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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Ruins of St Paul's Cathedral in Macau


The remaining facade of St Paul's cathedral after the cathedral was detroyed by a disastrous fire during a typhoon in 1835. For centuries, it has been the icon of Macau and is the number one destination of Macau sightseeing. The fa├žade is covered in intricate carvings and sculptures depicting the early days of the Catholic Church in Asia. It is officially enlisted as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005.




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48 comments:

  1. Awoohooo!!! FC on a Wed he he! Morning LR!

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  2. Was dropping EC suddenly saw new post here lol!

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  3. It still looks beautiful despite the fire and all. Lovely pics!

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  4. Thanks for the history lesson here this morning LR, have a lovely Wednesday! :)

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  5. very interesting entry! good thing they didn't tear it down, it's always good to see histories of the past through some great structures.

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  6. Thtat is so beautiful and a very interesting post.

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  7. Happy WW, LR.

    Lovely shots... such a beautiful historical landmark :).

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  8. ah, i remembered taking photograph in front of the "gate" before. it would have been such a grand building. :)

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  9. Very interesting!
    I too crave to visit the world heritage sites.

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  10. I have been there as well but it was last year. Happy WW! ^o^

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  11. I love beautiful ancient architecture. It seems to be fast disappearing and nothing modern is anywhere near as beautiful. Happy WW

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  12. Beautiful photos!
    I have been there too, but it was raining all day! My pictures are not as lovely as yours.
    Happy WW!

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  13. I went to this cathedral many many years ago. Good to hear it's designated as a World Heritage site.

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  14. the hedges in the first photo matches well with the tea hedges on your blog title. :-)

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  15. Great shots,looks like a Hollywood set though! Happy WW!

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  16. It must be a great church back then :)

    Happy WW!

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  17. Ouh...this Cathedral is in Macau! When I first saw this photo of yours I thought it is from Europe! :p

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  18. Yeah! The carving are really great! Too bad it was partly destroyed huh. If not we would have more to admire. But at least we still get to behold the ruins. :p

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  19. Ouh...it is also enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage site? I see. Thanks for sharing LR! Have a nice day. :)

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  20. Hi there!

    Found you on WW and thought I'd drop by. Lovely picture!

    Here's mine

    Nice to meet you,

    Sassy
    :)

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  21. We've yet to visit..so thanks for the heads up :)Happy WW!

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  22. I went there early in the morning, so it was not as crowded as you have seen.

    Macau is a nice place for photography.

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  23. it has beautiful architectural designs..

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  24. Looks like a great place to visit; there is some great architecture there. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy WW!

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  25. Beautiful shots!
    I would love to walk in these ruins.

    Happy WW!

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  26. the architecture is simply stunning. imagine how it must have look way back then...

    beautiful and i love the garden!!!

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  27. Such a beautiful ruin, it's amazing that it has lasted all this time after the rest of the building was destroyed.

    Calico Contemplations

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  29. this is another place I'd be happy to travel to! ;)

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  30. That is such a beautiful piece of architectire. It must have been amazing when it was intact. Happy WW

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  31. Oh, that cathedral looks so ancient. It's amazing the ruins still standing strong.

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  32. Very cool! I would definitely love to get to know Macau. Not that it's gonna happen anytime soon, but one can dream...

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  33. I've never been to Macau. Hope to visit it one day!

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  34. Oh, so the facade is now a UNESCO heritage site? Good to hear that!

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  35. Haven't been to Macau, will like to visit there one day!

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  36. Nice articraft....Great post!
    We have St Paul's Cathedra in Kolkata...soon I'll share some pics of that:).
    Nice photograph :)

    Thanks for sharing your view in my blog!

    Have a nice weekend :)

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  37. I'm planning a trip to Macau, heard the food is good.

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