BEIJING HUTONG _ 0336

Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing.
In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.
Since the mid-20th century, the number of Beijing hutongs has dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history.
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PROCESSION OF OUR LORD _ 0218

Procession of our lord originates from Europe and has been practiced by Macao’s catholic for several hundred years. A status of Christ is taken in solemn procession from St. Augustine’s Church to the Cathedral  for an overnight vigil, It is then returned through the city via the station of the cross . The Procession attracts thousands of devotees, making the streets crowed with people. Many devotees from HongKong take a a special trip to Macao.

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