When hunting through my photo archive for suitable shots for this week's entry for both Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunt, I found a number of nice snaps taken with a flash and a few shots of street art that I could have used if I opted to take part in just one of the two photographic memes rather than both combined. Happily though, I also did find images that do work for both Photo Hunts -- if one takes "street art" to mean more than just graffiti (which, frankly, I do -- and so does Wikipedia! ;b)
More specifically, this blog entry's photographs were taken in Macau's famous Largo de Senado (AKA Senado Square) and the surrounding picturesquely paved street area. The top two pictures were taken on a visit in October 2010 -- when decorations for the Mid Autumn Festival were in place in the area while the bottom photo of a beautifully lit-at-night St. Dominic's Church was taken on another visit to the former Portuguese enclave in the Pearl River Delta.
Funny but true: every time I've visited Macau, I've found myself gravitating to this area. But while its aesthetic quality is undeniable, more often than not, it's because I am craving a gelato from Lemoncello Gelato, a small but cool local gelatoria located a few doors away from the Lou Kau Mansion. For while I can be quite the culture vulture, I have to admit that my visits to -- and itinerary when in -- Macau tend to be primarily dictated by foodie concerns!! ;b