Travel Theme: Pink

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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.

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Temples of Bagan at sunset.Image

The pink lit rooves of the monasteries surrounding the Shwesandaw Pagoda in Paya. Paya, around nine hours by car from Yangon, is a small town on the Ayeyarwady river.Image

A pink umbrella on a rainy day at the golden Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon.

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Young monks leaving the temple grounds.

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18 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Pink”

  1. Isn’t it the Eskimos who have 30 different words for snow or ice or something? I think men don’t have the colour vocabulary women have, and therefore tend to simplify the colours they ‘see’ to meet with the vocabulary they have… hope I’ve said that right, don’t mean to be derogatory toward men, they are my favourite opposite sex… lovely photos!!

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  2. These are lovely hues of pink. I also am in love with Italy and everything Italian. Unfortunately I have not visited as much as I would have liked to…I will have to roam around your blog!

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