Trawling through my digital shoebox, I tried to ignore subjects and focus on the colour pink. It’s an interesting exercise to sub- categorise by colour and one I would highly recommend. After exporting my pink images to their own file, Mr Tranquillo was consulted about pinkness. He saw red where I saw pink – the maroon of the monks’ robes. He saw brown where I saw pink- the terracotta temples of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma). The eye sees colour in so many different ways. Tints, hues and complexions of pink fade into beige,mauve and orange. Here are my pink offerings for Ailsa’s Where’s My Back Pack weekly theme. Taken in Myanmar ( Burma), a country that is usually associated with gold.
A pink terracotta building in Bagan, Myanmar. Built between 11th and 13th centuries, 2,200 brick temples like this one remain. It takes days to tour this area.
A pink umbrella on a rainy day at the golden Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon.
Young monks leaving the temple grounds.