Dec 22, 2013

Street Shrine Macau China

I spent a fair amount of time wandering and happily getting lost in and photographing the back streets of Macau, China earlier this month while on an assignment for the Macau Tourism Board. The maze of lanes of the former Portuguese colony’s older traditional Chinese neighborhoods are filled with street shrines.

Approximately half of Macau’s population practices Buddhism but shrines are also dedicated to or represent a variety of beliefs and religions practiced in China. Pictured here are offerings and incense at a neighborhood shrine tucked into a back alley.

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