Matteo Ricci

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A new statue outside the South Cathedral. Ricci was a Jesuit priest, who came to China in the 16th century. He and his fellow Jesuits got in trouble because they tried to learn about and adopt the local culture so well. Rome at the time didn’t like that.

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.

CDP Theme Day: Aging

CDP Theme Day: Aging

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March’s theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is: Aging. I’ve decided to make this Aging Gracefully as they wonderful dancers suggest.

If you’d like to see more wonderful interpretations of the theme, go to City Daily Photo Theme Day.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

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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.

Other great photos:

 

December Theme Day: Worker

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Rather late this month. I almost forgot! Here’s a worker selling snacks on Food Street off of Wangfujing Street. I’d never touch grilled squid, but plenty of folks seem to love it.

 

If you want to see more interpretations of this month’s theme, click here.

Travel Theme: Endearing

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This week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack challenges bloggers to find and share photos that are endearing. I thought this cute baby face fit the bill.

If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Endearing
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday.

You can see more endearing photos at Where’s My Backpack.