Sunday, May 26, 2013

Macao-Taipa Bridge and Grand Lisboa Casino in Macau, China

Macao - Taipa Bridge

Ponte macau-Taipa e as melodiosas vagas
(Galician: Macau-Taipa Bridge and the melodious waves)

The bridge which has a total length of 2570 meters was completed in 1974 and is the link between the two places.  The rainbow profile rising from the sea is another landmark.

Photography of Wong Wai Hong, 2008

postmarked in 2013 with two Macau, China stamps

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Governor Nobre de Carvalho Bridge, also known as the Macau-Taipa Bridge, is a dual-lane two-way bridge connecting Macau Peninsula near Casino Lisboa and the island of Taipa.

The bridge is meant to take the shape of a dragon, with Casino Lisboa representing the dragon's head, and Taipa Monument on Taipa Pequena the dragon's tail.

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Tallest Building on the right:

Grand Lisboa is a 58-floor, 261-metre-tall (856 ft) hotel in Macau. Its casino and restaurants were opened on February 11, 2007, while the hotel part of the building was opened in December 2008. The casino offers 800 mass gaming tables and 1000 slot machines. The hotel contains 430 hotel rooms and suites. The Grand Lisboa is the tallest building in Macau and the 118th Tallest Building in the World (by architectural structure).

Macau, China stamp 2010
Traditional Costumes 3.50 
Macau, China stamp 2003
Museu Darted (Art Museum) 1.50

2 comments:

ONeal said...

Oh, that's a beautiful city view! How interesting that the bridge, casino and monument are meant to resemble a dragon.

There was a Macau casino that was featured in the 1974 James Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun".

Brenda Perez said...

we like the James Bond movies - so I will have to watch out for that casino next time that movie is on.