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Traveling through time and space & Doing timey wimy stuff.

“……It is traditionally to throw coins into the top window of the ruins of St. Paul’s  from the stairs, for luck……”

As walking from the Macau’s oldest city Center, the Senado Square in which is located in which interconnecting with districts of Largo do São Domingos at one end and Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro……As walking from Senado Square towards the St 16th century Dominic Church in which is design baroque style… With its yellow yoke iconic painted walls, it was time to walk through alleys the streets to R. da Palha, towards the R. da Sao Paulo road….. in which walking through those streets I  begin to see the older Macau character taking shape as transitioning from current to hybrid in between,  from the past as I studied the buildings history as I walk passed by.. as the front stores, with its back alley ways gives a glimpse of Macau past with painted walls painted skin peeling like its sun burnt skin slowly as it reveal its history from within of how the building is conceptually  constructed ..

As walking towards the Ruins of St Paul’s, walking among a busy alleys of R. da Sao Paulo road the alley stores shows the transitioning moments in time in which there are traditional stores remaining with old buildings dated as far back also accommodating with the new alterations that placed in keep it up with the present .. But as I explored more into the building looking at the upper levels show a different story of it’s current to its past inhabitants… exploring in different building within the alley ways sidingly reveals another paragraph as it buildings turns the pages for I  as I  soak in the words of the place..

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Trekking onwards toward a long stretch of that Alley road R. da Sao Paulo, as the street stores transition from its past towards the a modern open community square in the walking distances as the curvature of the street Sao Paulo road begins to reveal slowly as ones walking pace in unveiling view of Saint Paul’s Church……in the wide open spaces.. Its iconic facade of the building that stood the remains also it’s testing of its time…..

 Walking towards the Saint Paul’s Church Facade… I notice it hasn’t changed much from the Black and white postcard like photographs with delicate intricate lacy trim frames that I’ve seen in my childhood with those Matt glossy finishes… Thinking back to those photographs, thinking those noticeable changes would internal modern structural ones as to reinforce it through its defiant testimony of time in tactile colours…

The Ruins off St Paul’s church (大三巴牌坊) design by Charles Spinola, was constructed during the seventh century in the Santo Antonio, which previously there was St. Paul’s College nearby in which the church is dedicated to the Saint Paul Aposite…..  Built during the years of 1602 to 1640, in which taken least thirty eight years to build… In which was design by Jesuits Collegiate, a Catholic Church Collegiate…  looking around the Facade of the building seeing the front remains of the church, in which is the sub-terrain also it partial walls of the church that still remains intactly restorationary……

The façade was conceived during the one day on 26 January 1835 during a massive typhoon onslaught, on setting onto Macau, in which initially secondary the church was destroyed by fire after the typhoon winds collapsed the structural integrity in which primary set a catalyst of events that eventually became the iconic landmark …

Within the fallen ruins of the St. Paul’s church I notice is there are dozen or more Crypts that were uncovered during within the foundations of the building, in which there was entombment of the Christian Chinese Martyrs also the Monastic Clergy… also what was uncovered during the restoration is the architectural plans and layout of the church buildings in which gave the insights of the hidden artifacts secrets that was hidden for quite some centuries time ….

….. Built during the years of 1602 to 1640, in which taken least thirty eight years to build… In which was design by Jesuits Collegiate, a Catholic Church Collegiate

Looking around in the distance within the façade, internally and externally, those historically pavements that I walking on, looking around externally there’s a small temple altar nearby, the Na Tcha Temple, orthough its smaller incomparsion it’s was built in the 1888, the Name of that temple rings a bell in with Na Tcha a childlike deity- Child god of War whom brought an end to a ravaging plague to the region during that time.. Also was defeat by Sun WuKong otherwise known as the monkey king, that’s another story to tell..

Looking around is up the hill is the fortification The Monte Fort, in which this place was once heavily fortified with the Portuguese fort nearby that another…

繼續- Continues……..

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