Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Horizontal Lines

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Wall around the Temple of Heaven

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that feature horizontal lines.

If you want to see more fun photos, click here.

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April Theme Day: All One Color

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In April City Daily Photo bloggers are challenged to share photos of “One Color.” I’m not sure what to call this color. Before cooking, the pumpkin was orange and now it’s more brown, but not exactly brown. I guess it’s golden orange.

If you’d like to see more interpretations of the theme, click here.

WPC: I’d Rather be . . .


in charming Lijiang Ancient Town, Yunnan

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 Wednesday 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.

Just a few wonderful posts:

 

WPC: Story

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What do you think this story is?

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 Wednesday 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.

Just a few wonderful posts:

Tour Guide

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Jeremiah Jenne on his amazing walking tour

 

I had to go literal with this one because Jeremiah Jenne leads the best walking tours in Beijing. I’ve been on four of them. This was the most recent one at the Temple of Heaven.
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 Wednesday 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.

Just a few wonderful posts:

Cee’s Foto Fun Challenge: Y

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Imperial Guards’ Garb at Prince Gong’s Mansion

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that either begin or end with Y or the caption contains the word “Why.”

If you want to see more Y photos, click here.

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A Map

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Found at the Beijing Urban Planning Museum, this topographical map does a good job of explaining Beijing’s history and significance. In its early history, before it was a capitol city, Beijing served two purposes: it was a resting spot after a long journey along the Silk Road and it was a forward operating base for invading Korea. The map also explains how smog gets trapped in the city. It’s not only the manufacturers who are to blame (though I’d argue that given the geography this is not a city where any manufacturing should take place) but the mountains trap the pollution in the city just as they do in Los Angeles.

I went to this museum as part of a walking tour. I’d passed by the museum dozens of times and never went in. If I hadn’t gone on the tour, I wouldn’t have appreciated how good it was. It does a great job of showing how the city’s grown and how its different rulers changed its city limits. They want to change those limits even more by combining Beijing with Tianjin, a city about 100 kms away that’s also huge. Tianjin’s on the coast and there are some sources of water between the two.