Sculpture Saturday

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Jizu, Kyoto, Japan

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to below because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

Sculpture Saturday

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Yungang Caves, China

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen a sculpture from the Yungang Caves in Shanxi China. There were 51,000 carvings in 251 caves along a river. Buddhist monks carved these magnificent works from 460 – 520 AD. Sadly, many like the one above were vandalized by Maoists during the Cultural Revolution. Bandits also stole parts (e.g. hands or heads they chopped off) on the black market. Some vandals sprayed Communist slogans others lopped off heads or other parts of the holy sculptures.

What kind of hooligan desecrates art that’s over 1800 years old for a political ideology?

Plus les choses changent, plus elles restent les mêmes.

The difference, I see between now and the Cultural Revolution is that it’s not that hard to petition the government to change. Speak out at a city council meeting. Write a letter to the editor. I bet you’d get change if you want it.

To join in, what you need to do is:

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here. Then you’ll get to the page where everyone links their posts.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Anything Man-Made

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of anything that’s man-made, which gives us a lot of latitude and room for fun.

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A Buddhist steppe in Riau, Indonesia

What will you choose to share?

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In Chicago

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Heads & Facial Expressions

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Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of heads or facial features.

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What will you share?

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To see more wonderful pictures, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colors

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At a Thai Temple

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos with vibrant colors. What photosAt a  will you share?

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At a Chinese Temple

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In Australia, in a loo

 

 

Click here to see more vibrant colors photos, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastels

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting soft colors or pastels. What photos will you share?

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Click here to see more soft colored photos, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

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Textiles with texture

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos highlighting textures. What photos will you share?

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British Museum

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Suzhou

 

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I know we’re not supposed to touch food, but there’s plenty of texture here

Click here to see more photos with textures.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Smiles

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of eyes. What delightful photos will you share?

You can see more smiles by clicking here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feet, Legs

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of eyes. What delightful photos will you share?

You can see more feet and legs by clicking here.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

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Zhujiayu, Ancient Town in China

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Shrine, Zhujiayu

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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Pekanbaru, Indonesia

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At the British Museum

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: