Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is an array of European architecture. The complex is next to a body of water but it’s nothing like San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
As I paid the cab driver, I quickly got out of the cab due to my excitement when I laid my eyes upon the Roman inspired piece of architecture. The large Roman Amphitheater reminded me of the excitement I felt when I first saw the massive Colosseum in Rome. However, this one was designed as a venue for concerts and other performances with 2,000 seats. It was aesthetically pleasing to see a bit of culture on a street filled with casinos.
The Roman Amphitheater was intentionally designed with a portion of its structure missing. It was fascinating to walk through the halls and look at the detail of the columns. I’ve always been a big fan of ancient Asian, Roman, Greek and Persian civilizations. It’s usually the only thing I would watch on the History Channel or Netflix. I stood there looking at the beautiful structure and it made me smile as I walked away towards the rest of the wharf.
Macau Fisherman’s Wharf is made of a number of things, which include restaurants, casinos and shops. The area had a number of shops starting to open up around 1:00 PM and it was virtually empty on a Monday. There’s also a theme park within it. However, the lack of open shops didn’t stop a few families from visiting the area.
As I made my way through the complex, the architecture was very unique and the majority of the buildings reminded me of New Orleans’ French Quarter. However, there were some that had a very modern design and distinct in its appearance. The main shopping area was lined with trees and restaurants; however, the large body of water behind the buildings was barely noticeable.
I finally arrived at the end of the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf walkway to find a very French influence building. The all white hotel with it’s shades of blue and it appeared to be closed for business. It certainly reminded me of pictures I’ve seen of New Orleans. For some reason, the words of “It’s a very small world” song started to be recited in my head while I looked at these big yellow ducks. I felt I walked off my lunch at Tim’s Kitchen, took my picture then headed to Lotus Square.
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