As a big fan of street art, my search for it continues.
Macau is actually a colorful and creative city, especially when you walk away from the luxurious hotels, fancy shopping malls, and extravagant casinos and instead look toward the city’s historic districts. Besides Coloane Village and Taipa Village, Praça de Ponte e Horta is another spot in Macau where you can find street art. The surrounding area of Praça de Ponte e Horta was embellished with Macau’s and international street artists years ago. They decorated the old area of the city with hip, modern and diverse mural art pieces. If you only have time to check out one area to experience Macau’s unique street art, I think this is the place.
I suggest that you try to get there in the early morning or wait until late evening to see some paintings on the metal doors of shops. And of course, don’t forget to check the back alleyways as many outstanding works are tucked away there, waiting to reward intrepid travelers.
Street art adds color and vibrancy to the world that, frankly, adds beauty to this world which serves as a great reason why I fall in love with it. We know that society can be dark at times, and the only way to keep it light and bright it to add some colorful art. Thankfully, there are streets littered with art that is filled with dazzling colors. Each street art reminds you to stay alive due to its character in eliminating the dark or grey and boring world. This is my mission all these years to promote the art of street art.
All my photo documentaries on street art are available here.