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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs II

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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 photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Abroad: China’s Qing Ming Festival

Winter 2014 008

Shops are offering the supplies for Qing Ming Festival, a.k.a. Tomb Sweeping Day. While most Chinese I know are very scientific in their world views, they still hold their ancestors dear and show this by burning “Hell Money” and paper pictures of items the ancestors need in the hereafter. You know iPods, iPhones, pocket watches, suits and such.

Travel Theme: Bright

Church in New Orleans
Headscarves for Sale
In Chiang Rai

 

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Shards of China

Shards

In class we’re learning about fragments, so this seemed fitting.  Sometimes jewelry or decorative boxes are made of such pieces.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Breckinridge, Colorado
Jinan, China
Turquoise Trail, New Mexico

Here’s how it works:

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 anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

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Abroad: China

At the Foreign Language Bookstore

I almost bought this, but the writing didn’t thrill me. Now I wish I had because I think I could overlook some flaws for the sake of learning about these eunuchs. They were quite clever from what I did read. Sort of like Shakespeare’s fools in that they’re every bit as wise, if not more so than their “superiors.”