World Colours – Blue

Between shifting to a temporary abode, training understudies at work and avoiding my aunt’s dodgy cooking, I haven’t had much time to sort through my photos for this month’s post. The theme is blue, the colour of a clear sky and everything that reflects it.

30 St Mary's Axe, London - also known as The Gherkin
30 St Mary’s Axe, London – also known as The Gherkin
The BBC in Glasgow, Scotland
The BBC in Glasgow, Scotland
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
La Jolla Cove, United States
La Jolla Cove, United States
Downtown Vancouver, Canada
Downtown Vancouver, Canada
The vault of St Giles's Kirk, Edinburgh
The vault of St Giles’s Kirk, Edinburgh

I also noticed on my visit to Bristol, England that blue features quite prominently in the city. It’s on taxi liveries, the doors of houses, signposts and pie boxes, among other things. I wonder if it has something to do with the city’s proximity to water, or the lack of the said colour in the sky while I was there. It’s a shame that I didn’t take more photos.

Grosvenor in Bristol
A casino in Bristol
Banksy's Love Triangle. The city's reclaiming the space with blue paint bombs
Banksy’s Love Triangle. The city’s inhabitants are reclaiming the space with blue paint bombs

A little closer to home:

Ceiling of Guandu Temple, Taipei
Ceiling of Guandu Temple, Taipei
My friend Kristian walks the 110-year-old Anderson Bridge
The Russian-American anti-folk star Regina Spektor in concert at The Esplanade theatre
Crepe suzette getting flambed at The Tavern, one of my favourite restaurants in Singapore
Fake trees at Gardens by the Bay…
... versus real plants and culture. These butterfly pea flowers (bunga terlang) are commonly used as a natural food dye in kueh salat/pulut serikaya and dumplings
… versus real plants and culture. These butterfly pea flowers (bunga terlang) are commonly used as a natural food dye in kueh salat/pulut serikaya and dumplings

So what is this World Colours project about? I’ll just copy-paste what I wrote previously: It’s a little thing that was started by Naomi at Box 53b, a friend I’ve got to know through Twitter, and Anne at Part Time Traveller. The idea, to paraphrase Anne, is to share our favourite photos according to the theme colour of the month. Anyone is welcome to join in at any point, and even make backdated posts. 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.

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

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