December CDP Theme Day


Santa bearing gifts in Beijing at a mall

It’s fitting that December’s theme is gift. Here’s a scroll one of my classes gave me. One of the students, whom the others thought was the best calligrapher made it.

I’m posting this online to get a translation. I’ll update this when I get it. I do believe it’s a positive

To see some other wonderful gifts from around the world, click here.


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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites


Traditional yet Modern

I saw this menage of the modern and traditional at 798 Art Space. It’s a woman who’s got the head of the Monkey King from the legendary tale “Journey to the West.” Not sure what to make of

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:

Matteo Ricci

Winter 2016 493

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.