We were in Macau again after two years, and like the last time around, we arrived late in the evening. This time around we strolled through the center of historic Macau , from Largo do Senado (Senado Square), to the ruins of St. Paul. The last time we were in this area, it was in the morning and the late afternoon – and the place was crowded, filled to the brim with people sightseeing, shopping or simply passing through. The narrow road from the square to the ruins is lined with shops, making the place a natural crowd magnet. However, deep in the night the whole place felt very different.
Shops were closed when we passed by a few strokes before midnight, and the place was quiet, though far from eerie. There were still people going about, a few of them just sitting around in the benches along the way, and the stretch was well lit.
And then up at the ruins there were still tourists and some locals killing time, watching Macau from a birds eye view at the top of the hill where it stands. And here one sees a different perspective of Macau, a city that’s quiet yet bright and lively. This is Macau at midnight.
* All photos taken October 2014 using an Olympus EPM-2 with M. Zuiko 25mm f1.8