01 September 2010

The Ruins of St. Paul’s (Macau)



We did manage to escape from the decadence that is The Venetian and make it to this awesome site.  We didn’t really plan to go there.  I had just wanted to go to Senado Square and shop for those Portuguese egg tarts that Macau is known for.  There’s this one shop –Koi Kei (鉅記) where everybody goes to for Macanese snacks and when I asked this man for directions, he told me that the shop is along the way to the ruins, about a 10-minute walk from where we were.  Bingo –two birds with one stone!
(Portuguese: Ruínas de São Paulo, Chinese: 大三巴牌坊)St.-Paul
The Cathedral of St. Paul, built by the Jesuits (1582-1602), was the largest Catholic church in Asia during its time.  It was destroyed by a fire during a typhoon in 1835 and the façade is all that is left today.   This UNESCO World Heritage Site (2005) is one of the Macau’s most famous landmarks.
St.-Paul-(bw)
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49 COMMENTS:

Ewa said...

That black and white photo is great, love that shot!

Nezzy said...

What a capture you have of the magnificent building of the face of what's left of St. Paul. Ya just don't find architecture like that these days! Kudos to you once again!

You have just the most beautiful day ever sweetie!!!

Becky Jane said...

I always have the hardest time deciding whether I like color or B&W photos best...I like the color best until I see the B&W...Either way, it is a magnificent building and photo!
Becky Jane

And Miles To Go... said...

wow, what a beautiful structure and there is such texture in that photo.

Danielle said...

What a beautiful picture and beautiful architecture!

Life Ramblings said...

looking at these pics absolutely bring back fond memories of my trip to Macau a few years ago. great shots.

Jessie said...

Wow, beautiful. I love them both very much and can't pick a fav.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Ahhh...LOVE the edit!!

Terri said...

I love them both too!
I think the black and white is my fave!

JAZEVOX said...

its amazing how its still standing without side walls? having the people in the picture helps visualize how big it is. nice pics! happy WW, express in style

AussiePomm said...

What a great contrast... Well done!

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Have a great WW!!

Ashley Sisk said...

That looks incredible - I would love to go!

Joy said...

What an amazing place to visit! The unique landscaping really draws your eye in the black and white.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I love how changing the photo to black and white totally changes the feel.

Serline said...

Great nostalgic feel with the B&W treatment...

Donna said...

I would LOVE to go there! Awesome!!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

EB said...

Oh, that is so beautiful! I love the milky white sky in the black and white one. Stunning building.

Erika B

blueviolet said...

The detail in that building is phenomenal!

Beth @ Fabulous Won said...

very cool!

amandab said...

Wow! Glad you didn't miss it because it looks stunning.

Happy WW!

Nya's mom said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
-Jessica

Norah said...

Oh wow!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful shot. Love the B & W.

Melanie said...

love this!!

DORCAS said...

Beautiful shoT! Great JOB!!! TFS!
~Dorcas
http://4sweetangels.blogspot.com/

Kayce said...

I just love the picture in b/w! Beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

That is so amazingly beautiful! I swear when I wimn the lotto I am traveling the world and asking you for directions to every landscape you and beautiful bulding you photograph.

Wanda said...

Awesome is right. Wow - what a shot!

The real L.A. love story. said...

the BandW one just pops!!! you travel so much! i love!

Love Letters To China said...

Gorgeous! Oh how I wish I could travel the world and see sights like this. One day... ;-)

Hannah said...

Stunning - I especially love the black and white! What an awesome place to visit!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Wow, both photos are beautiful!

Puanani503 said...

wow..is that just the front of the building standing alone? I love both, black and white the best:)You must see wonderful places there..Happy Wednesday!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful picture! I remember it when I was there younger makes me want to go back.

heavenisabookstore said...

Wow that is a spectacular photo!! The sepia gives it such awe inspiring feel.

Angela said...

WOW! Simply amazing!

Becca said...

Wow! Love those photos, especially the...nope, can't decide. The B&W would look very vintage if it wasn't for all the modern people at the bottom.

Elaine A. said...

Oh wow, that's crazy that only the facade is left. It's almost like an architectural sculpture... Love the B&W!

Lisa @ljenator said...

Absolutely breathtaking. I love the b&W!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa - @ljenator
http://www.50in8.com

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Awesome photo - you got some really good captures!! Wish I had studied photography at some point in my life! Guess there's always time, right??!! :))

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That is absolutely incredibly beautiful! :)


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Faith Hope Love Photography said...

wow!! stunning and breathtaking!

Mrs.Mayhem said...

That is a gorgeous building! Awesome!

TorAa said...

I do not how to comment, but say yiu present wonderful photos from Macao;)

Run DMT said...

That is so lovely. The B&W effect is stunning.

alicia said...

Stunning, beautiful pics. Makes me wanna go. Thanks for linkin up for WW! Sorry I'm a little behind.

Hannah said...

These photos are stunning. The B&W is just breathtaking--beautiful.

Thanks for linking up--have a lovely week!
--Hannah

Just Bits and Pieces said...

STUNNING!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WOW.... How cool that you got to visit and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE!! I love the black and white conversion.

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