Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up




Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

So July’s City Daily Photo theme was Look Down, which I posted for on my Beijing Daily Photo blog. So it’s weirdly coincidental that WordPress has chosen Look Up as a theme this week.

Anyway, here’s my post for the week.

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other themed photos:


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This statue out front of the South Cathedral shows a bold Jesuit, Adam Schall perhaps (I’ll check) ready to bring the gospel to China

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

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This week we’re challenged to post abstract photos. Hmm. The one above is blurred, but might be considered abstract.

Any idea what it is? Scroll down to find out.

Some good photos:

It’s the photo of a cab driver who took me way out of the way last Saturday. I did get his license number and had him reported.

Abroad: China

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From a junket to Beijing. I saw these two in front of an antique shop in Beijing.

Abroad: China

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Last week was Qing Ming festival when people sweep their ancestors’ tombs or at least the tombs of their grandparents. People buy Hell Money for their ancestors and sometimes pictures of cars, suits, and smartphones in case their dearly departed are running a business in the great beyond.