July Theme Day: Look Down

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This month’s theme is: Look Down. You can learn something when you look down.

I took a walking tour around Tiananmen Square and learned that these rectangular covers are for port-a-potties Beijing-style. When there’s an event they would open the tops and put tents over the areas for a little, very little privacy. Now I notice them around Wangfujing Street and near Qianmen Avenue.

To see more photos on this theme, click here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

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This week’s prompt is face. I’ve chosen the iconic Mao portrait. If you want to join the phone, head over to Daily Post, look around and find a picture or two of yours to contribute.

This week bloggers are challenged to post photos that embody the word:  Face.

Some good photos:

FYI: Mao’s popularity is increasing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

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This week bloggers are challenged to post photos that are abstract. Those familiar with China will know what is shown above, but still it’s an abstraction, not the real thing.

Some good photos can be seen:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

Tibetan Mask, on sale in Beijing

Tibetan Mask, on sale in Beijing

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 great photos: