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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

Symbolizing revolution in China

Symbolizing revolution in China

Symbolizing Brazil

Symbolizing Brazil

What do angels symbolize for you?

What do angels symbolize for you?

A symbol from Buddhism

A symbol from Buddhism

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:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Temple complex, Phnom Penh

Temple complex, Phnom Penh

Botanic Garden, Chicago

Botanic Garden, Chicago

Old St. Pat's Church, Chicago

Old St. Pat’s Church, Chicago

Chion Temple, Japan

Chion Temple, Japan

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 <strong>(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 photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

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Travel Theme: Colorful

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Breckinridge, Colorado

Kid's ride, Jinan

Kid’s ride, Jinan

Buddhist Stupa, Thailand

Buddhist Stupa, Thailand

Strawberry pie

Strawberry pie

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Each week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? challenges bloggers with a creative word. This week we’re to post photos inspired by “Colorful.”

What do you find colorful? If you want to join the fun, follow these steps:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Colorful
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Check out Where’s My Backpack for more photos interpreting “Colorful.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure

Buddhist relics, Shandong Provincial Museum, gold

Special Exhibit: Buddhist Relics, Shandong Provincial Museum

I’m not one for bungee jumping or sky diving. My adventure today was to take some new friends to the Shandong Provincial Museum where we saw this magnificent relic holder in an exhibit of artifacts. I was blown away by this majestic object.

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What a nice place to keep your relics

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 photos from each month’s most popular challenge. Other great photos:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialog

Thai temple, Buddhist guardian

Thai temple, Buddhist guardian

At Chion Temple, Kyoto Japan

At Chion Temple, Kyoto Japan

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 photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other great photos:

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Travel Theme: Orange

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Kaifeng, China

This week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? challenges bloggers to post photos emphasizing orange, that bright, bold, happy color. Here’s what you do:

  1. Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Orange
  2. Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  3. Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  4. Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes.

Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

Walking Around Phnom Penh

Above are some of the sights I took in along the way.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

White Temple inspires me to look beyond the ordinary

White Temple inspires me to look beyond the ordinary

Books transport us beyond the here & now

Books transport us beyond the here & now

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Here’s how it works:

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 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 a “postaday2012″ or “postaweek2012″ tag.

3. Subscribe to The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

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Must See: Luoyang Museum

Luoyang has a wonderful, free museum full of sculptures, bronzes, calligraphy, and ceramics. The area boasts of originating the green, orange, cream tri-colored glazes you see so often in Chinese ceramics.

The artifacts are well displayed and there’s some English by the entry to the various galleries. It’s a bit of a distance from downtown, but a bus does go there.

White Horse Temple, Luoyang

In Luyoang we went to the White Horse Temple, the place from which Buddhism spread in China. There are several legends relating to this beginning. I’m not sure why since by 266 A.D. when the first Buddhists came to China, they had a habit of writing down history. The legend that both Wikipedia and my Lonely Planet offer is that some Emperor Ming had a dream about Buddhism and sent some men to find out about it. In Afghanistan, the emperor’s emissaries met two Indian Buddhist monks, whom they persuaded to come to China to help establish Buddhism there. At this point, historians think that’s a legend.

Still the temple is big and well established and draws a lot of visitors. Like most temples, there are several buildings landscaped with tall trees giving the compound a tranquil feeling. We went early so it wasn’t too crowded.

This temple seems quite active internationally. Along one side they’re constructing a group of Thai style wats donated by Thais and an Indian temple area donated and designed by Indians. According to CCTV English, they’ll also start adding a Burmese temple area.

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