Travel theme: Orange

Summer seems to have fizzled out like a damp squid where I am, and to make matters worse, some of the stores have started carrying Christmas stock. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of yuletide cheer as much as the next person, but in August?  To counteract this overhasty exodus of summer I am attempting to heat things up with a sharp injection of spicy colour. Orange is hot and tropical but it is also the colour of fall. It energizes, stimulating creativity and symbolizing joy, love and purity but it also polarizes. Most people have a very strong reaction to the colour, they either love it or hate it, but there are so many different hues, from rust and terracotta to apricot and peach, there’s an orange for everyone to love. Here are a few oranges I’ve found along the way.

A levitating street performer on the streets of Rome dazzled in silky orange robes.

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Sizzling sunset along the California coast.

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A very New York Hallowe’en.


A piece of the Berlin Wall that ended up in the heart of Manhattan.

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Did you know that up until the fifteenth century there was no word in English for the colour orange? It was simply referred to as red-yellow. Whatever you call it, amber, saffron, tangerine, flame or persimmon, are you ready with your fifty shades of orange? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Orange
  • Include a link to this page 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
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xxx Ailsa

Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. – Wassily Kandinsky

Orange is the happiest color. – Frank Sinatra

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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163 Responses to Travel theme: Orange

  1. Colline says:

    Stunning sunset.

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  3. Ese' s Voice says:

    Must agree with Colline – that sunset is absolutely gorgeous, Ailsa!
    Here’ s as orange as I could get this time:

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  6. aj vosse says:

    Flip!! You’re SO right about summer loosing the plot here! Dastardly deed!! Yep… see if you can find a word that rhymes with orange and I’ll entice summer back!! 😉 I’ll have to see what I can dig out of the archives for this one… 🙂

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  9. This orange had traveled far, but this was the end of the road…

  10. lolaWi says:

    lovely pictures, Ailsa! here’s my orange:
    thank you and have a great weekend!

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  13. Jaspa says:

    I have to admit my ‘orange’ is a little tenuous this week, Ailsa, and limited to the first part of my post. Hope you don’t mind!!

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  15. Max510 says:

    Hi everybody friends !
    Here my orange shots during my travels…
    Enjoy !

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  17. Heyjude says:

    I don’t know where you are Ailsa, but it summer has definitely disappeared here in the Shires 😦
    Thank goodness for your splash of orange. I hope you like mine 🙂
    Jude xx

  18. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Here is my entry for this week’s challenge:

  19. Lynne Ayers says:

    I really like the composition of the image with the Berlin wall as well as the contrast between the ambiance of the cafe table and what the Wall represents.

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  23. loganbruin says:

    Orange is the new orange–always been my fave color. ;o)

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  25. kardamonowa says:

    Lovely pictures! Here is my entry for this week’s challenge 🙂

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  27. Leya says:

    Great shots – absolutely fantastic sunset! Here’s my Orange

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  30. Great to see that piece of the Wall again 🙂

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  33. mickscogs says:

    Lovely big lens sunset! We should all have bit of that Berlin wall to remind us. Here’s mine:

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  35. goannasnake says:

    Your sunset is so much better than mine, so thought I should travel all the way to my front garden for the 2nd photo.

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  42. sarahz78 says:

    Here’s my entry for the week.. my first time seeing Crown of Thorns blossoms in Sri Lanka…

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