UNUSUAL PORTUGUESE PAVEMENTS IN MACAU

When strolling down the streets of Macau, you can spot something unusual – the traditional Portuguese styled pavements. They are typical not only for Portugal itself, but also for old Portuguese colonies such as Macau and Brazil. They are usually used in sidewalks and express various Portuguese symbols such as fish, star, ship, boats and seahorse. They are designed with white and black stones made of limestone and basalt. Their history takes us back to Ancient Greece and Rome when the Romans used to pave the vias connecting the empire using materials to be found in the surroundings. We tried to trace as many of them as possible and here it what we have found:

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