World Colours – Orange

Here we are with June’s World Colours post. A tricky one for me, but here are some of my picks. By the way, did you know that the colour takes its name from the fruit and not the other way around?

Polski Fiat 125p at the rally in Mikołajki, Poland
Polski Fiat 125p at the rally in Mikołajki, Poland

While we’re on the subject of cars…

Lamborghini Aventador
Lamborghini Aventador

Onwards to a different place…

Garibaldi, the state fish of California. Snapped at Boomers Beach, La Jolla.
Garibaldi, the state fish of California. Snapped at Boomers Beach, La Jolla.

Real flames

Dr Bunhead from Brainiac at a science show in Singapore
Dr Bunhead from Brainiac at a science show in Singapore

Painted flames

Tiger beer ad in Glasgow
Tiger Beer ad in Glasgow

Celestial flames

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. This was taken at NTU at the end of a hot day.
The sky over Singapore at Nanyang Technological University at the end of a hot day.

Miffy was created in the Netherlands, and that country’s reigning monarch comes from the House of Orange-Nassau.

'Where is Miffy' exhibit at the Dick Bruna House, Utrecht
‘Where is Miffy’ exhibit at the Dick Bruna House, Utrecht

I know that this is the colour of patinized bronze, but it’s a memorial to the Orange Alternative, an 80’s Polish movement that used absurdity and satire to ridicule and undermine the Communist regime. For instance, wherever the police painted over anti-Communist graffiti, members would paint a gnome over the patch.

The first gnome sculpture in Wroclaw, where ul. Świdnicka and Kazimierza Wielkiego meet. The Orange Alternative often held events on this square.
The first gnome sculpture in Wroclaw, where ul. Świdnicka and Kazimierza Wielkiego meet.

World Colors (or World Colours) is a little travel photography project which Naomi at Box 53b and Anne at Part Time Traveller started. Anyone is welcome to join in at any point, and even make backdated posts, by sharing their favourite photos based on the theme colour of the month. Just add the hashtag #worldcolors on Instagram, Pinterest or your blog.

There is also a Twitter account which tracks and retweets posts by various participants, and you can follow it at @WC_Project. Follow them for updates on the next theme colour!

See all the World Colours posts: Red, Orange, Yellow (Part 1, Part 2), Green, Blue, Purple, White, Black