Travel Theme: Purple

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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.

To see more purple, click here.

Travel Theme: Close Up

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An Quencheng Square’s rose garden

To the Virgins to Make Much of Time

by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the Sun,
The higher he’s a-getting
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times, still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time;
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may for ever tarry.

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November Theme Day: The Water’s Edge

This month’s City Daily Photo theme is The Water’s Edge. Not sure what the poor people who live in a desert will do. Jinan is landlocked but we are the “City of Springs” so I took this by Black Tiger Springs downtown.

To see more interpretations of the November theme, check out the cool new portal at City Daily Photo.

September Theme Day: People Watching

Learning to Skate

I love watching these kids learn to skate in Quen Cheng Square, Downtown.

The moms love watching too.

September’s theme is people watching a great activity anywhere, but especially in China were there’s such diversity of clothes and, for me, culture.

As there’s some difficulties with the City Daily Photo portal, you can see the entries for this theme on Facebook, on the CDP Page.

A Few Examples of People Watching: