Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Guia Lighthouse, Macau

next comes a beautiful card from Macau. Funny that I have received a number of Macau cards lately but even funnier is that most of them have been sent from China, which is really disappointing...even more that you cant really complain coz people get so thrilled to send you a Macau card, but are just not aware of my teeth-cringe when i see the card-stamp discrepancy...luckily, this one does not fall into that category :)

And this is my first ever Macau lighthouse...I must admit I had no idea Macau had lighthouses actually until I received this card.
As the back of the card says: Built in 1864 which is high above atop the Guia hill. It is the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. The geographical coordinates of the Lighthouse also mark Macau's geographical location on the World's atlas.
It is a part of the Guia fortress, a historical military fort, chapel and lighthouse complex, which is also a UNESCO whs as a part of the Historic Centre of Macau.

both stamps were issued in 2010. The left stamp is from a set of 5 stamps showing antique telephones in Macau (just beautiful!!!), while the other one is also from a set of 5 stamps, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Macau food festival. This one in particular, shows us the Xiao Long Bao, which is a type of steamed bun or baozi from the Jiangnan region of China, especially Shanghai and Wuxi and is traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets.

No comments: