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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Today Cee N. is challenging bloggers to post photos of subjects that begin with the letter D and consist of just 4 letters. So far I’ve got the creepy photo of the dead. I’ll try to get a duck one up to make this less macabre.

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Sepia Saturday

9 sept 2017

For this week’s prompt I found numerous photos of children playing. They live all over the world. It was a lot harder to find photos of girls playing. Most of the girls were depicted in drawings, not in photos.

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Children in New South Wales, Australia, 1924 Source: State Library of NSW

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Vietnamese children playing cards, 1904, Source: Univ of Washington

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Girls in Seattle, 1930, Source: Univ of Washington

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Boys in Albany, NY, 1910> Source: US National Archives

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Australian Girls, 1900. Source: Powerhouse Museum

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Madrid, Spain, 1908. Source: Geo. Eastman Museum

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Church

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is to share photos of objects that begin with the letter C.

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Cake

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Chocolates

Sepia Saturday

bicycles

I love bicycles. Here are some from way back when.

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Message boy, Telegraph Company, circa 1910 Source: Library of Congress

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Bicycle made for 3, Source: National Library of Ireland, 1897

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Two time (1907, 1908) Tour de France winner, Lucien Petite-Breton

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Bicyclists, Japan, circa 1909 Source: Internet Archive

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure

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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 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.

Travel Theme: Animal Companions

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In response to Ailsa’s prompt this week, I’m sharing photos of the public art campaign in Chicago this summer. These artsy dogs commemorate police dogs.

What does Animal Companions make you think of? If you fancy exploring the unfamiliar, exotic and unknown for this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  1. Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Animal Companion
  2. Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  3. Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
  4. Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes.
  5. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.
    ❤ Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?

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Graceful Carriage is the theme. It’s something I wish I had more of. Here’s three photos I found on Flickr Commons that capture the theme. If you’d like to see more responses to the prompt, click here.

I hope you enjoy them.

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Source: Archives Reykjaviku, n.d.

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National Science and Media Museum, 1935

seniors dancing

Jewish Historical Society, 1950

Weekly Photo Challenge: Corners

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Can’t remember where this was – I think Australia

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a corner in Phnom Phen

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Sydney, Australia

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.

Share Your World

I found this set of questions on Dawn’s blog, Lingering Visions.

When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time?
I try to turn off the lights unless I’m planning to return soon. If I’m going out of my apartment, I’ll leave a light on for when I return.

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $500? 
I’d spend it on a writing class and an exercise course. Actually, that’s what I hope to do this fall.

Complete this sentence: My favorite thing to do on my cell phone is…
take photos. I don’t even have a working SIM card for the US. 

What inspired you this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
Hmmm . . . oh, I’d say my cousin who has quite an eBay shop. I may dip my toes into this area.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for good friends. I was suddenly dismissed from my job in China and I’m fortunate to have good friends who’ve shared kind words.

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This week’s prompt sent me searching for nostalgic photos with mechanics. I was surprised that my Flickr Commons search yielded so many women fixing cars and planes.

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National Library of Scotland 1918

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University of British Columbia, 1914-18?

Landscape

U.S. National Archives, 1942

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