Theme Day: Music

August’s theme for City Daily Photo is music. You can see more musical interpretations by clicking here.

Southwest of Tiananmen Square (nearest subway station – Hepingmen) is a traditional neighborhood, much of which has been restored. There you’ll find a block or two dedicated to selling traditional instruments. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear some musicians playing.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

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At 798 Art Space

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 Wednesday 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.

Just a few wonderful posts:


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.

May Theme Day: Revolution


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.

What Would You Miss?

Antique Street

Antique Street

February’s theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers is: What Would You Miss?

Without a doubt I would miss the Chinese neighborhoods that have been beautifully restored to their former glory. This one is in Southwest Beijing, a favorite stomping ground..

If you want to see what other City Daily Photo bloggers would miss, click here.

December Theme Day: Worker


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.

October Theme: Movement

City Daily Photo’s October theme is Movement, which can be tricky to photograph. Above I found some Uighyr dancers in Beihai Park.

If you want to see more great CDP theme photos, click here.

May Theme Day: Squares

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I had no VPN for my Internet starting Weds. So I missed the City Daily Photo May Theme Day: Squares. While I don’t qualify for the gallery, I did find a good example of squares in these mosaic tiles by the Beijing Zoo.

If you want to check out more “squares,” click here.