Saturday, 1 October 2016

Let's Celebrate Jennyfreckles' Retirement


A different kind of recognition today.  Today is the first day of the retirement of jennyfreckles (the nom de photograph of Andreé Freeman) after a career in HR, leadership training and administrative work with a variety of public sector organizations.  Now she will have the time and freedom to pursue even more her passion of exploring the cities, towns, villages and fields of West Yorkshire with her camera.

Since 2008 Andreé has shown us daily loving photographs of her adopted hometown of Saltaire in the UK.  We have learned that Saltaire is a Victorian-era model industrial village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site four miles north of Bradford and just a few more miles south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Profoundly deaf, Andreé communicates clear as a bell with her breathtaking images at her blog Salt & Light (formerly Saltaire Daily Photo).  If you have not yet had the pleasure of finding her blog, go take a look.  It is well worth it.  Enjoy your retirement years, jennyfreckles.

Friday, 16 September 2016

October Theme Day - ABANDONED

This month’s theme of “Abandoned” comes to us from CDP’s administrator, Peter Hyndman of Sunshine Coast (Australia) Daily Photo.  The idea came to him because of the items he finds on the beach after the crowds have gone home.  Peter then got to thinking about all the other sorts of things that get abandoned in our disposable lives.   Living in a rapidly growing community where there’s no such thing as an abandoned building, Peter set out to find one for theme day!

“Sunshine Coast” is the name of the city where Peter lives.  Really!  He started the blog in March 2008 on the day the city was formed from three separate towns.   While Peter hasn’t missed a day of posting despite his particularly – uh, let’s call it “itinerant “ -- life, the blog isn’t always “live”.

 A few years ago after the CDP portal was hacked, Peter offered to cobble together a temporary portal while awaiting the development of a permanent portal.  Eventually it became clear that this is the new permanent portal.  We owe Peter a debt of gratitude for keeping the wonky thing up and running!  (Thanks, Peter.) 

Before his current life of renovating his Australian home and cruising the waterways of Europe, Peter has worked as an architect, builder, sandwich shop owner, property developer, town planner and other things best forgotten! 


Thursday, 1 September 2016

A Ten Year Anniversary is Approaching for Jim and Sydney - City and Suburbs


For nearly ten years -- since September 20, 2006 -- Jim has been favoring us with a daily photograph from Sydney, Australia, and the environs.  His blog, Sydney - City and Suburbs -- is a lovely compendium of the architecture and activities of the Harbour City, capital of New South Wales.  Jim is a telecommunications manager who carries a camera as he goes about his daily life.  Go visit Jim's blog and tell him how much you appreciate his steady contributions to City Daily Photo.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sequim Daily Photo celebrates 10 years of blogging on August 30


SDP is anchored in the small Washington State community of Sequim (pronounced “Skwim”). Rural in character, Sequim's location is bounded by the Olympic Mountains and Olympic National Park on one side and by the waters that form the northern U.S. border on the other. In between are forests, farms, rivers and streams. Sequim is a premier lavender-growing region.

SDP has been a group effort. Its first blogger, Norma, known as “Lavender Lady,” launched the blog in 2006 and maintained it for four years. In 2010 Shannon took over for a year.  SDP's current blogger, Kay, celebrated five years of blogging this month.

Kay credits Sequim for her blogging inspiration. "Everyone should have a few happy places," she says. "I’ve been lucky that Sequim is one of mine and luckier still that I live here. Sequim feeds my soul. I marvel at the vistas, the colors, and the light. I like finding things to share with SDP's followers.  My photos are my love letters to Sequim."

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

You'll need to visit your Library in September!

Big, small, majestic, cozy, traditional or modern libraries reflect our hometowns. Some are full of books from the opening of their era and some are -- dare we say it? -- bookless. Show us your favourite library or your town's newest library. 

Susan Kelly provides this month’s theme.  Susan has been part of CDP since moving to Jinan, China, in 2010. By day she teaches English and has started graduate studies online through the University of Illinois' Graduate School of Library Science.

Susan has been blogging with CDP since 2011 at Jinan Daily Photo, which ran out of free space, so she continues recording the "City of Springs" at Jinan Daily Photo: the Sequel.  The attached photo is of the Jinan Public Library built in 2013.  This month’s theme brings together Susan’s love of photography, Jinan and libraries. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

Let's Celebrate Eleven Years at St. Kilda


July 26, 2005.  Eleven years last week.  Michael Blamey posted three liquid photos of St. Kilda on a rainy winter evening in a beachside suburb of Melbourne, Australia.  Michael is a professional photographer in St. Kilda, who loves capturing people going about their daily lives.  He also shows us a wide variety of pier and beach scenes, in color and monochrome.  Congratulations on your longevity, Michael.  We appreciate your talent and enjoy seeing your city.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Six Years in South Tyrol



On the first day of June, Bolzano City Photo celebrated its sixth birthday.  Many of us start our day with a view of picturesque churches, craggy mountain peaks, steep farmland, fields of flowers and drool-worthy chalets in the environs of the city of Bolzano.  Is it Italian or German?  Bolzano-Cozen or South Tyrol or Alto Adige?  And why does every little town have two names?  

Professional photographer Karl Demetz takes the time to inform us about his beautiful part of the Alps, squeezed in to the east of Switzerland, south of Austria and in the northernmost part of Italy.  Karl is generous with his comments on others' blogs and contributed the idea for "The Beauty of Simplicity" for this April's monthly theme.

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