Category Archives: Macau

Can you take a picture?

If someone holds out their camera and asks if you can take a picture, and motions with their finger on the camera trigger, you’d probably assume they want you to take a photo of them. That was not the case.  People were constantly asking to take a photo with me.  WITH me.  They wanted to have a photo of the two of us in a photo, like you would if you saw a celebrity. This happened more than a dozen times in my day trip to Macau.

And if it’s a group, they probably want a group shot as well as individual shots with me. Bizarre!  I saw this for the first time last year in Taiwan but it happened much more during my day in Macau. Here’s a few of them that ended up on my camera as well:

we look like we just signed a treaty
He asked me to be in a photo with him - on my camera. Then he asked for this pose - we look like we just signed a treaty!
Macau's Ruins of St Paul. People kept coming up to me and asking to take a picture with me. This group of 7 girls showed me their camera, wanting me to be in a group photo. Then a two-shot. Then another girl joined, but also wanted an individual shot with me. This went on for about 20 photos.
Macau's Ruins of St Paul. People kept coming up to me and asking to take a picture with me. This group of 7 girls showed me their camera, wanting me to be in a group photo. Then a two-shot. Then another girl joined, but also wanted an individual shot with me. This went on for about 20 photos.

 

Macau!

It’s so interesting to see a place with both Portugese (It’s a former Portugese colony) & Chinese influences. The best site by far is the Ruins of the Church of St Paul (photos below).

The Ruins of the Church of St Paul
The Ruins of the Church of St Paul - built in 1617. Some consider these ruins to be greatest monument to Christianity in Asia. In 1835 a fire destroyed nearly everything besides the facade pictured here.

Purple eyes!
Hmmm...shall I order A Stomach of Ox or Pork Intestine?
you choose it, they cook it

Macau pics