Travel theme: Turquoise

Turquoise is one of my favourite colours, so I thought I’d have a peep through my travel photos to find any with that greenish-blue hue I love so much. Here’s some hand-thrown pottery from Turkey accented with turquoise (a good place to start seeing as the word turquoise originally referred to stones coming from Turkey).

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Kayaking on turquoise waters in Waterford.

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A steaming pool of turquoise in Yellowstone Park.

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Startling turquoise variscite in Utah.

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❤ Ailsa

More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure. – Cecil Beaton

She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar. – Janet Fitch (White Oleander)

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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45 Responses to Travel theme: Turquoise

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  2. Thanks for sharing the kayaking photo. Looks so beautiful -and a great reminder that spring is right around the corner.

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  4. estelea says:

    Beautiful ! turquoise is one of my favorite colours too, what a nice way to start the week 🙂

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  7. Capt Jill says:

    I love the kayaking photo, makes me want to get right out there on the water. 🙂

  8. aj vosse says:

    I think you went turquoise because you’re on some tropical island and you knew if you told us we’d all explode with envy… so you did the softly-softly reveal! 😉

  9. Miriam says:

    Such a beautiful peaceful color. Makes me want to hit the beach again 😎

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    You have some real beautiful turquoises.
    Here is my entry for the week.

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  15. arwen1968 says:

    The rocks in Utah are my favourite…

    My entry is from the Mediterranean: Turquoise

    I do wish the word turquoise was easier to spell though! 🙂

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  17. Leya says:

    Total freshness – that is what it represents to me! Beautiful, Ailsa!

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  25. A wonderful color, so vibrant and alive, full of summer fun and brilliant skies. I LOVE it, Ailsa! And thanks for sharing your special photo collection.
    Here’s my choice, found in southern England:

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  27. gojohannago says:

    I love love love turquoise. One of these days I am going to have to go through my many travel photos and join in on a challenge!

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  29. Beautiful photos…I especially enjoyed the turquoise variscite…love seeing raw turquoise. Beautiful capture of the variance of turquoise!

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  35. It was fun looking for turquoise — at the beach!

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  38. K2 in Canada says:

    Thanks for this wonderful theme awakening great travel memories. Bit late but here is my post.

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  40. josypheen says:

    Oooh I think you would LOVE to see the umi-jigoku in Beppu, Japan. It is a hot spring that has the exact shade of turquoise that you like.

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