Cee’s Challenge

http://ceenphotography.com/2014/09/06/cees-weekly-wrap-up-august-30-2014-and-wheels/

Thank you Cee for the Featured Bloggers  ‘pat on the back’.

Sunday – Odd Ball Challenge: Week 27

Featured Bloggers

Mama Cormier – Three very distinct and gorgeous photos. I like the last one best. You decided your favorite.
Travel with Intent – Great bench shot with a twist. Debbie’s caption is Put Your Feet Up. Go find out the twist.
TravTrails – How much fun is the wooden soldier and little girl.
Sued51’s Blog – I adore this shot. Simply delightful. I also adore the blue.
Dear Bliary – All wired up and nowhere to go. Enjoy these photos.

 

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

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‘Who is taller’? The toddler guesstimating the red wood soldier at entrance to the 1906 red brick Western Market (Des Voeux Road Central and Morrison Street junction), Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.

The Edwardian style Western Market, a former British Post Office converted into a showpiece market place in 1991, is a combination of classical facades and kitschy shops selling toys, crafts, jewelry on ground floor. The real treasure is on first floor…bales of satins, silks, sequins, laces…..fabrics to splurge on.

Containers…creative wrap ups

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan…..temple offerings
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China….Pots and pans…containing gastronomic delights

 

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Sausalito, California…..taffy temptations

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Hung Hum, Kowloon, Hong Kong….the daily catch

China’s last foot-binding survivors

Originally posted on China Daily Mail:

In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cities don’t shine, traces of the old country remain—hidden in tiny shoes. China Photos/Getty
In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cities don’t shine, traces of the old country remain—hidden in tiny shoes. China Photos/Getty

Foot binding, the cruel practice of mutilating the feet of young girls, was once pervasive in turn-of-the-century China, where it was seen as a sign of wealth and marriage eligibility.

For a millennium—from the 10th to 20th centuries—the practice flourished on and off, deeply ingrained in Chinese society.

Even after it was outlawed in 1912, many women continued to clandestinely bind their daughters’ feet, believing it would make them more attractive to suitors.

For nearly a decade, British photographer Jo Farrell has been traveling to far-flung Chinese provinces to track down the last surviving women with bound feet.

At first, she was unaware that such women even still existed. But she has since uncovered a little-discussed and almost never seen practice that has endured…

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Wheel Power……Transportation

Slow and steady, the Rickshaw continues on its journey through lanes and streets. ‘Pulled rickshaws created a popular form of transportation, and a source of employment for male laborers, within Asian cities in the 19th century. Their popularity declined as cars, trains and other forms of transportation became widely available’…..en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickshaw
The word rickshaw originates from the Japanese word jinrikisha (人力車, 人 jin = human, 力 riki = power or force, 車 sha = vehicle), which literally means “human-powered vehicle.
Macao… colorful and trendy
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Allahabad…clinging to the past
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Hong Kong….
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Beijing…..power variants
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The Color Orange

“Orange, the blend of red and yellow, is a mixture of the energy associated with red and the happiness associated with yellow”.
Orange is ‘joy, warmth, heat, sunshine, enthusiasm, creativity, success, encouragement, change, determination, health, stimulation, happiness, fun, enjoyment, balance, sexuality, freedom, expression, and fascination’.
The ‘Orange’ of my travels from mandarins in Taizhou(China), sunset in Kasauli (India),a Brooklyn brick house, cables in Gurgaon (India), a worship idol (Hong Kong).
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