A few weeks ago an uncharged second battery meant I couldn't take any photos where I ended yet another day in Macau. Two days ago during the late afternoon I returned to the same streets, this time with ample stored electricity. Much remained the same, though more lanterns hung above due to the recent Mid-Autumn Festival. Metropolasia provides a description of the vibrant area in Freguesia de Santo António I was happy to visit yet again:
Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, at the heart of the historic "Three Lamps District", is not really a sightseeing spot as such, but it is one of Macau's most popular shopping areas and one of the best places to see how the locals live, and experience the city's day-to-day life in its most unpretentious form.After the first photo of the Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, the following photos appear in the order I took them. They capture some of the goods for sale, environment, and life in Macau's Three Lamps District — not far from the historic districts and casinos frequented by tourists.
The roundabout and its offshoots are packed with small shops, boutiques and street vendors that specialize in inexpensive clothes, mostly surpluses and seconds of genuine brand-names, and there is also a decent choice of authentic eateries and street food vendors around, to take care of the culinary side.