City Daily Photo Theme Day: Library

24 Hour Neighborhood Mini-Library

24 Hour Neighborhood Mini-Library

September’s theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is: Libraries, whichI got to choose for the group. Libraries can be modern or ancient. There’s all kinds of innovation and I liked this 24 hour auto-library.

If you’re curious about other library photos, check out more at City Daily Photo’s gallery.

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.

Theme Day: Shadow & Highlight

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June’s theme for City Daily Photo is: Shadows & Highlights, two key aspects of good photography.

I like cheese, but I doubt I’d be attracted to a restaurant called “Cheese Bomb.” I wish them well and if someone I respected said the food was good, I’d go, but otherwise I’ll just admire the mural.

If you want to see more City Daily Photo images of “Shadows & Highlights,” click here.

March Theme Day: Where I Belong

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In Sugar & Spice café

This March City Daily Photo bloggers are asked to ponder and post on the idea of “Where do I belong?” Even though last month’s prompt was “Coffee House” I will say I feel quite at home in a not too noisy coffee house sipping a hot drink and writing. That’s the life!

If you want to see more places of belonging, visit the theme day gallery and click away.

January Theme Day: Photo of the Year

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January’s theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is “Best Photo of the Year.” So I’ve gone through my files and chosen the photo above. I wouldn’t say this is a masterful photo. I chose it because politics has shifted considerably in China in 2015. My students evoke both Mao and President Xi a lot more frequently and with more reverence. Dissent is silenced so I’m not sure how pervasive these feelings really are, but it does seem that the Chinese are revelling in these strong men.

If you’d like to see more Best of 2015 photos, check out City Daily Photo.

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Ephemeral

Grand Opening Bouquet

Grand Opening Bouquet


November’s word is: Ethereal, which is hard for me because what I like best about Beijing is all the buildings and art that’s lasted for centuries. Still this bouquet won’t last though others will spring with the next new shop to open.

If you’re curious about other ephemeral photos, check out more at City Daily Photo’s gallery.

September Theme Day: Curious

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I’m curious to see what’s inside.

It’s Theme Day in the world of City Daily Photo. This month’s theme is: Curiosity and I’m certainly curious to see what’s inside this bus that sits inside the 798 Art Space.

If you’d like to see more curious photos, head over to the CPD Theme Day gallery.

May Theme Day: Revolution

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For May’s theme of Revolution, I’m posting a sculpture of Chinese revolutionaries. They represent “everyday” people rather than the big names.

If you want to view more Revolutionary photos from around the world, click here.