Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gaudy

Ailsa’s travel theme this week, is ‘Gaudy’,Β  and looking up the definition I found this info in

Brilliantly or excessively showy: gaudy plumage.
Cheaply showy in a tasteless way; flashy.
Ostentatiously ornamented; garish.

Immediately into my mind popped my Belizean lady’s nails, so I thought as it was so appropriate, I would post the pic again for those of you who didn’t see it the first time around. Even if you did, it’s surely worth a second look. You don’t get much more gaudy than this. πŸ™‚


In Belize, most of the buildings are painted in very garish colours. It seems as though they are all trying to outdo one another.




At Christmas at one of the stores in New York, I came upon this guy in a gaudy, befeathered chapeau. He was thrilled that I should want to take his photo, and I had to promise to e-mail him the pic.


Talking of feathers, this little chap is hard to beat when it comes to showy colours. I can just imagine hubby’s reaction, if I bought him a shirt as bright as this. πŸ™‚


Of course the theatre is well known for its extravagantly gaudy costumes, like these I saw on a visit to Costume World here in Florida.


Here’s Dolly’s costume from the musical, ‘Hello Dolly’.


Lastly, here are examples of fascinating and gaudily decorated temples in Bangkok.



Well, there you have my pics for the theme. If you would like to see Ailsa’s amazingly gaudy images, just click here.

76 comments on “Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gaudy

  1. I am so very impressed by how cool you looked in your Bangkok photos. When I was there my face was red with lots of perspiration. You belong in paradise!!!!

  2. Yeah right! That was your fingernails. Ahihihi πŸ˜€
    That bird shot is truly for the win! Very memorable.
    It used to be like that in the Philippines where there are different colors in house. Not anymore, they leave it with just the plain cement and that’s it. 😦

    • Yeah right………my fingernails indeed!! πŸ˜€ What a pity they don’t paint the houses in the Philippines any more. I suppose paint is too expensive these days. 😦

  3. Hah! As I was scrolling down I couldn’t help thinking “Lime green and yellow. Who would think to put those two colours together for a building?” But then I scrolled down further and reached the picture of the bird, so that’s where they got the idea! πŸ™‚

  4. Those finger nails are quite something, but definitely not for doing any work let alone writing or blogging πŸ˜€

  5. What a colorful, sparkly post! Sorry I’ve been out of touch…life has a way of interrupting my blog habit! Hope you are well.

    • Thanks so much, Elisa. Yes, I’m fine and it’s great to see you again. I’m also rather busy with life at the moment, so can’t post or comment as often as I used to. Take care.

  6. I remember that lady’s nails; 😯 πŸ™‚ I have an itch right between my shoulder blades, think she can take care of that?
    I was thinking about getting one of those feather hats like that guy is wearing but I wouldn’t want to scare the poor alligators.

    • Yes, the colours of those building in Belize are nice, and look so right there. I can just imagine what the Homeowners committee here would say if I painted my house in like fashion. πŸ™‚

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