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Macau...Day 4

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Fountain inside Lou Lim Lok Garden
Today is my last full day in Macau.  I lingered in my hotel room a bit longer than usual, studying my map & Frommer's
guide, trying trying to decide how best to spend my one remaining day here.  I decided to check out Lou Lim Lok Garden, do
some more wandering & revisit some sites along the way.  Little did I suspect what today had in store for me...

I started out by walking towards Senado Square, in search of breakfast.  I found the same store I went to my second day in
Macau and decided to sample something else.  I saw a sign for sausage bun and ordered one.  As I walked away, snacking on
my sausage bun, I was mildly dismayed to learn that it is little more than a hotdog baked into bread.  It was surprisingly
good, though.
Bridge with 9 turns, for eluding evil spirits
  I dare say it was the best hotdog I've had outside of a stadium my entire life.  Washing it down with a cup
of coffee, I set off to find Lou Lim Lok Garden.

I found myself walking down streets which were decidedly less 'touristy', instead populated with people hurrying to work-
businessmen, bankers, teachers, managers, sales clerks and all the other professionals we rarely consider until needing
their services.  All of them seemed to be headed in the same general direction, towards the business district (the
opposite direction I was headed).  I went through Tap Seac Square, past the central library and the Macao Historical
Archives.

The garden is well worth the trip.  It is not an expansive place and you can walk through it in less than 30 minutes but
if you slow down and savour the moment, it becomes so much more enjoyable.
Pond in Lou Lim Lok Garden. I liked the blue building in back. It's a school and not part of the garden.
  My walk back towards the bulk of the sights took me once more to Mount Fortress, which I again enterred.  I'm glad I did because on this trip inside I found something I overlooked on my first trip, the fortress museum.  Not to be confused with the Macau Museum, which is also in the fort, this is a one-room affair focusing on the fortress itself.  One of the displays in here showed the old city defenses, with some photographs depicting them in modern times.  If they still exist, I mused, they can be found.  I now knew how I would occupy the remainder of my day- seaking out the forgotten sites of Macau.  Taking note of their location & adjusting for land reclamation projects, I set out and to my amazement, found what I sought.  Parts of the city defenses are scattered around Macau, forgotten or incorporated into other structures.  I had a wonderful time discovering these on my own.
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Fountain inside Lou Lim Lok Garden
Fountain inside Lou Lim Lok Garden
Bridge with 9 turns, for eluding e…
Bridge with 9 turns, for eluding …
Pond in Lou Lim Lok Garden.  I lik…
Pond in Lou Lim Lok Garden. I li…
Door inside St. Augustines Church…
Door inside St. Augustine's Churc…
Inside St. Augustines church.
Inside St. Augustine's church.
A-Ma Temple
A-Ma Temple
Another shot of A-Ma Temple
Another shot of A-Ma Temple
Looking towards Penha Hill. The sp…
Looking towards Penha Hill. The s…
Section of old defensive wall near…
Section of old defensive wall nea…
Section of defensive wall.  I beli…
Section of defensive wall. I bel…
Our Lady of Penha Church
Our Lady of Penha Church