CDP Theme August Theme Day: Black

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At the start of each month, City Daily Photo (CDP) challenges its bloggers to post photos based on a theme. The August theme is black so I found this painting of mountains which emphasizes black.

This photo also fits with Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge (well, almost).

To see more black photos, click here.

Another Gift for Cixi

The Dowager Cixi got so many gifts from visiting dignitaries. Here’s another one on display at the Summer Palace. I’m sorry, but I’ve forgotten who gave this and I have no idea what it does.