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.
Sizzling sunset along the California coast.
A very New York Hallowe’en.
A piece of the Berlin Wall that ended up in the heart of Manhattan.
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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Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow. – Wassily Kandinsky
Orange is the happiest color. – Frank Sinatra
Another of my favourite colours. http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange
Oops the above should be from Pommepal. Computer got mixed up… http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange
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Lots of subject to choose from; I picked these: http://wp.me/p16tta-Ad
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Great photos again Ailsa, I looooooove orange https://sasieology.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange/
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Orange is such a happy color, Ailsa. 🙂 The sunset is amazing, beautiful, but I love the Halloween photo.
Here’s my take on the theme: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange/
Have an orange weekend!
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WHAT a sunset and the magical man!
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I knew exactly what picture I wanted to use for this challenge. (Though I love your levitating Roman!)
Mine is an orange so vibrant that you want to lick it: http://browsingtheatlas.com/2014/08/23/the-hyppo-hype/
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Summer has left us too on this side of the globe, Ailsa. Which makes you wonder where it HAS gone. With this in mind thought we might be needing some of these big shaggy orange coats to cuddle up too: Highland Cattle in Shropshire
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I heart orange. http://beyondpaisley.net/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange/
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This is from Cornwall… http://megtraveling.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange/
This is the closest I could find: http://chava61.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange/
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This is closest I could find (please ignore prior link as this is the correct one): http://chava61.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange-2/
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The street performer!!! Whoa!!! I’d like to have seen that. Brilliant photos, Ailsa.
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Thanks Ailsa, Interesting orange levitation. Here’s my bit of orange.
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Hi Ailsa, Orange is my favourite colour and has a particular place in my heart which is Dutch on the inside and Australian on the outside. Here are my pix.
and an earlier post
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Here is my photo: http://3rsofretirement.com/2014/08/23/travel-theme-orange/
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Here’s my entry
Hope you visit my page this time.
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Here’s my entry, belatedly! Orange was a bit elusive, but I finally found some! http://suejudd.com/2014/08/24/weekly-travel-theme-orange/
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I love the colour orange. Summer seems to have flown by and this is the perfect choice to warm us up a little. Here is my contribution: http://travelwithintent.com/2014/08/24/lamps-at-leadenhall-market-diagon-alley/
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