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Traditional Chinese Markets

I’ve taken loads of photos of traditional markets in China and I’m sure to post more. This video has a Chinese woman explaining the ins and outs of shopping in these markets.

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Theme Day: Let’s Eat!

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All photos taken at Chicago’s Eataly.

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Eataly – Chicago

Weekly Photo Challenge: Road Taken

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I’ve still got to get used to the new Weekly Photo Challenge starting on Wednesday. (I’m still forgetting it’s changed to Wednesday. Habits die hard.)

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 Weekly Photo Challenge photos:

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Bright colors from Indonesia, for a gray, winter day.

Pekanbaru, Traditional Market

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Travel Theme: Spice

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Are you ready to spice things up with your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  1. Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Spice.
  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.
  5. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

“I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season, with lots of spicy food, spiced drinks and spicy company!” Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?

Travel Theme: Fruit

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Apricots

Apricots

Cherries

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If you’re feeling peachy and would like to cherry-pick some photos to create your own interpretation of this week’s theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Fruit
  • 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!

Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt inspires bloggers to post on furniture or appliance shops. I knew I could stop the search when I found this photo on the Irish National Library’s Flickr Commons account. It was taken circa 1900 in Cork, Ireland.

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To see other Sepia Saturday photos, click here.

More Photos of Urumqi

Headscarves

Headscarves

Where the locals shop

Where the locals shop

To see even more photos, click here.

A mosque

A mosque

Butcher

Butcher

Baked goods for sale

Baked goods for sale

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Walking Around the Muslim District

South Mosque, Jinan, China

South Mosque, Jinan, China

South Mosque, entrance

South Mosque, entrance

Yesterday my friend Dianne and I had a nice walk through the Muslim District in downtown Jinan, She’d never been there. We had a lovely talk, mainly in pigeon Chinese with lots of gesturing, with two women at the women’s mosque.

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