November 6, 2008

Holy House of Mercy

Macau's historic Santa Casa da Misericordia was built in 1569 and was the region's first house of charity. It provided a home for Macau's needy elderly, orphans and the widowers of sailors lost at sea. It is now a museum of charity. What has this to do with Manila? When we went to Eastwood City, it had a promo going on: every thousand pesos (I think—I just remember it was high) spent in its shops or restaurants would give you a raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip to Macau. This ten-foot model of the Santa Casa da Misericordia was promoting that promotion. No raffle ticket for us—I just wanted some Go Nuts Donuts.

model of Macau's Santa Casa da Misericordia

12 comments:

Olivier said...

l'architecture est superbe, et j'aime la couleur de ta photo. on dirait un vieux temple romain.

the architecture is beautiful, and I like the color of your photo. it looks like an old Roman temple

Webradio said...

Belle architecture, et belle couleur...

Halcyon said...

The color really adds to the old-timey-ness.

Is this the model or the actual building?

the donG said...

hahaha... nice promo. i simply love the gimiks and the activities of eastwood.

this place is grand! macau has been gaining a lot of attention nowadays because of its booming casino industry!

lunarossa said...

Hi Hilda, it looks terribly real!!!Good idea for a promotion. Take care. Ciao. Antonella

Eki Akhwan said...

I agree with lunarossa. It looks so real ... a great architecture, I must admit.

Jackie said...

It's impressive even at just 10 feet - I bet the real thing is stunning.

Hope you enjoyed the doughnut!

marley said...

If the model is anything to go by then thebuilding must be very impressive!

Thanks for your comment on my Macro blog. You haven't missed an announcement, I just wanted it to generate its own visits. I'll probably spread the word next week. :)

vero said...

Hi, I like this photo and his colour. Thanks for your comment in my blog...

JM said...

It was so strange reading my own language on your post (Santa Casa da Misericórdia)! :-) But once you are refering to Macau it's perfectly natural as Portugal gave it back to China only a few years ago.

Chuck Pefley said...

Great name for donuts. I assume since you "wanted" some they must live up to their name?

HZDP said...

Speaking of Macau, all I remember is the double layer of milk egg there, mmmmmm, yummmmmmy