Buy Some Art!

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One nice thing about China is that art isn’t all that expensive. Art by pretty good artists that is; the new famous artists’ work is pricey, but I got a couple framed paintings (12″ x 12″) for $10.

Travel Theme: Meeting Place

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Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack invites bloggers to post travel photos each week. This time she’s given us “Meeting Places” for a theme. One of the conspicuous sites to meet in Jinan is Quancheng Square, by the big blue sculpture.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Daming Lake
Daming Lake

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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Travel Theme: Purple

Fountain-Light Show
Fountain-Light Show

This week Ailsa’s challenging bloggers to share photos that are purple, my favorite color. Here’s one of the light show downtown. It’s one of the highlights of life in Jinan. All ages come by to enjoy the music, lights and dancing water.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

Bronze, Shandong Provincial Museum
Bronze, Shandong Provincial 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 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: