Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple


The Daily post photo challenge this week, is the colour purple.

After my delicious birthday lunch on Saturday, we all went to the Macaranga Lodge where my sister had some of her paintings on display. I was delighted to see that purple featured in quite a few of the art works there, as I had been racking my brain as to what to do for the challenge. I wasn’t sure whether I was allowed to take photos or not, so surreptitiously and somewhat furtively, I stole these few with my iPhone camera. πŸ˜‰

I rather liked this abstract.

I think these aubergines are wonderful.

These roses caught my eye, because they looked so like the ones on the lid of a chocolate box I had many years ago.

This one ofΒ  what I think must be of purple-breasted finches, was my favourite though.

I really loved the dreamy quality of this painting. (My dear mom suggested that I move the painting standing in front of it, for a better shot. I didn’t think that was a very good idea, as the ladies in charge looked very formidable. πŸ˜‰

When we arrived back at mom’s cottage, I spied this lovely purple display in one of her flower pots.

I was interested to know a bit more about the colour purple, and found this interesting info on the Wikipedia.The actual color of Tyrian Purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the colour of a dye extracted from a mollusk found on the shores of the city of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (present day Lebanon) that in classical antiquity became a symbol of royalty, because only the very wealthy could afford it. Therefore, Tyrian purple was also called imperial purple.

Another little tidbit from Wiki, is that the word purple, like orange and silver, has no common word that rhymes with it.

To see how other bloggers have answered this challenge, go here.

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81 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

  1. Pingback: Weekly photo challenege: “Purple” (The colour purple – A story ) « Just another wake-up call

    • Thanks so much for the visit and the correct info, Frank. I’m not a bird expert at all, and when I tried googling for matching pics, finches was the best I could come up with. πŸ˜‰

  2. Ah so that’s where the notion comes from that purple is a royal colour…thanks for sharing. As to not wanting to move the painting for a better shot, what can they do? (Unhand me you, it’s not as if I was going to stick the painting in my bag!)

  3. All the paintings here are absolutely beautiful!!
    Your sister is quite the talent!
    I saw the purple challenge – must say, it’s definitely my colour πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the Wiki info AD πŸ˜‰

  4. Love all your representations of purple, especially the pair of finches! πŸ™‚

  5. It seems the older I get, the more I like purple. How great to walk in a gallery and discover all the purple. Particularly like the birds and the aubergines.

  6. The roses ‘from the lid of your chocolate box’ look velvety. And I think the frame in front of the orchid, is it? gives your picture some extra depth ( positive side?)
    Super post of purple.

  7. you really hit the jackpot for purple at the art exhibition! great post ad, and thanks for the reminder about where purple came from originally πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful paintings and yes purple is such a beautiful colour. I didn’t know of it’s origins, thanks for that piece of information.
    Have a lovely day AD…x

  9. I like the birds, and those aubergines look real (minimal but gorgeous colors). Thanks too, for the purple color background information.

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