Which Way Challenge

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Humble Administrator’s Garden

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

This week I’m sharing photos of Suzhou, China, which has many small canals in it’s Old Town.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

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.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Suzhou, China

Suzhou, China

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

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:

Travel Theme: Gardens

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Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack chose gardens as this week’s theme. I visited Suzhou in December and despite the winter cold, the well designed garden still offers repose and remains place for a stroll. Suzhou’s an hour or so from Shanghai and is home to many gardens including this one, the Humble Administrator’s Garden. Many take the “humble” with a grain of salt.

There are dozens more interpretations of the garden theme linked to Where’s My Backpack. Enjoy!

Travel Theme: Play

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In Suzhou, along the canal

Now it’s your turn to play with your own interpretation of this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Play
  • Include a link to Where’s My Backpack?  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 – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens. If you’re following via email there won’t be a change but if you’re following via WordPress you will need to sign up for email or RSS.

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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Humble Administer’s Garden, Suzhou

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On of the jewels in Suzhou’s crown is the Humble Administrator’s Garden. Suzhou has many, many terrific Chinese gardens which were first designed in the 11th – 16th centuries and maintained (with varying care) to this day.

Visiting in December, I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy a classical garden all that much. However, because the design is so harmonious, I found I immensely enjoyed strolling through the gardens. The underlying structure is ingenious so there’s beauty whether they’re seen in full bloom or with the stark beauty I saw in December. In fact, since the crowds don’t flock in the winter, I think my experience surpassed what I’d feel jostling with summer tourists by the busload.

From mid-April through October entrance fee is 70 rmb. From November 1 to April 15th, it’s 50 rmb.