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
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

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. Hi, I’m a first-timer at your challenge and thrilled to see that it’s Orange, my favorite color! Here’s why:
    What Does Your Favorite Color Say About You?

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  5. Hello Ailsa, and fellow Travel Themers. Here’s my take on this week’s Orange theme:

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  8. Indira says:

    Wonderful display of orange. Very enchanting photographs. I could not find much orange here is my entry- Travel theme: Orange

  9. Indira says:

    Your photographs are fantastic , so much variety of pics. Wonderful display of orange.
    Here is my link-

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  12. smkelly8 says:

    Thanks so much for doing this each week. Here’s my oranges:

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  23. Fabulous images for your orange theme, Ailsa. That California sunset is absolutely dazzling, and your street performer in Rome has me totally awestruck. Here’s my entry:

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  25. Lisa Bagchi says:

    This was a great theme, didn’t know how much orange i’d have in the archives, thank you very much!

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  28. Imelda says:

    The sunset is gorgeous but I am drawn to/by the mystery of the levitating man. I saw a video of one such man and I could not wrap my head around his sitting comfortably on air. 🙂

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  31. Rusha Sams says:

    You’re talkin’ Big Orange color, right? It’s football time in Tennessee!!

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  33. Hmm – a levitator. Any ideas on how he did that? I spent a day looking for orange objects and what did I come up with for a blogpost? Orange Crush!

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