Wednesday, August 31, 2011

基督教坟场

Postcard
The Old Protestant Cemetery located close to the Casa Garden, was established by the British East India Company in 1821 in Macau in response to a lack of burial sites for Protestants in the Roman Catholic Portuguese colony. (wikipedia)


Stamp
Macau was a Portuguese colony and both the first and last European colony in China. That explains the Portuguese words on the stamps.  

1 comments:

Roderick said...

A small but very interesting cemetery. In particular the sailors and mariners buried here instead of at sea.

http://rodeime.blogspot.com/

Post a Comment

Flags

Free counters!

Total Pageviews