Ailsa’s travel theme this week, is ‘Gaudy’, and looking up the definition I found this info in Dictionary.com
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.
The costumes I can see are gaudy… the rest are interesting fashion and visual statements. Great selection. 😉
Thanks, Elizabeth. I’m glad you enjoyed them all. 🙂
That bilious green building is certainly gaudy 🙂
I agree with you, Madhu, but it looks so right in Belize. 🙂
I knew you could do gaudy well, Sylvia! (smile)
I don’t quite know how to take that, Jo. 😕
Great travel theme photos. Those south of the border sure do love their bright colors, don’t they? 🙂
Thanks, LuAnn. Glad you enjoyed the colours. 🙂
Looking at some of your pictures, gaudy may just be an understatement, AD! Btw the bird doesn’t look real! 😀
Thanks, adee. Yes, that bird looks too perfect to be real. 🙂
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!!!!
Thanks so much for the compliment, Rebecca. We were there in May, so the heat hadn’t really started. You should know me by now. If I had a red, sweaty face, I wouldn’t post the photo. 😆
I laughed out loud when I read your comments. I am afraid that I will be absent from the Bangkok trip!!! My face was always red and sweaty!!!
You look so cool on your avatar, but I guess that pic wasn’t taken in Bangkok. 😕
Canada – my home and native land, has a history of cold weather. I think our blood “thickens” the farther north we go. When I stop by your place,I feel the warmth of sunshine.
Hope your face doesn’t get all red and sweaty when you visit my blog. 🙂
Never – you have magic fairy dust….
So much Gaudy I need a lie down AD .
Great pics 🙂
Yeah right! That was your fingernails. Ahihihi 😀
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!! 😀 What a pity they don’t paint the houses in the Philippines any more. I suppose paint is too expensive these days. 😦
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! 🙂
This is so true, Lance. There’s nothing new under the sun is there? 🙂
super collection ad, i recognise that bird, they travel in loud screeching flocks here … the nails and the chapeau are gorgeous!
Thanks, Christine. That little bird didn’t make a sound. 😀
Good choices AD 🙂
Thanks, Tandy. 🙂
Good gaudy you have found some beauties
Thanks, Pommepal. 🙂
Those nails, once again, are great… and definitely gaudy! I love the painted houses in Belize though…. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Yes, I also love the brightly painted buildings in Belize. They fit in there, perfectly.
Thanks for your nice comment on the blog today. Those nails are outta sight gaudy for sure. Enjoyed your photos as always!
Fun gaudy pictures! 🙂
Thanks, Amy. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Brilliant gallery again – colorful, playful and happy … just what gaudy is all about. Those nails are scary.
Thanks, Viveka. Very scary nails indeed. 😀
Yep, you have definitely ‘nailed’ gaudy, especially in the first – although that was ‘over the top’! heeheeheeheehee
Thanks, Col. Those nails were probably ‘over the top’ of the bitten down ones. 🙂
I have to say those nails are definitely GAUDY! I recall being quite startled by them when you first posted the pics.
I love the word, startled, Patricia. That’s the perfect word for how I felt when I first spotted them . 😀
Oh, those smashing nails…Great!
Glad you enjoyed seeing them again.:D
Fabulous! Can’t partake in this one, here, in DR, everything looks like this lol … ergo, when it’s normal, is it gaudy?
That’s a good question, Loca. I’d really love to see the glitz that you call normal. 🙂
Oh my, the nails, the hair, the buildings … there’s on barbershop that I ran across called El flow … I was thinking when I first read the challenge of clothing, but now, I may have something for a pictorial 🙂
Definitely go for it. 😀
Gaudy and colorful images!
Those finger nails are quite something, but definitely not for doing any work let alone writing or blogging 😀
That’s for sure. 😀
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.
Those fingernails are fierce.
Scary in the extreme. 😀
The nails are memorable, a real work of art, but its a toss up between the parrot and the temples that win!
Definitely those nails are ‘once seen never forgotten’. 😀 I think the little bird is too cute. 🙂
If my nails were like that, I wouldn’t do anything because I wouldn’t want to damage them!
I quite like the Warpaint shop – quite an apt description that!
Quite a good example of the theme AD 😉
Well done as usual! Those nails still creep me out… bringing back images of the “wiping” dilemma. Eeew!
Oh no…..GROSS!! I’d forgotten about that. Thanks for reminding me. Serves me right for posting that pic again. 😀
Nice colorful series of photos.I love all photo ,in this post and there you know that 🙂 Have nice day !!
Thanks so much, Stefan. You’re so kind. 🙂
I remember that lady’s nails; 😯 🙂 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.
You’re probably scary enough without the hat. Anyway, it would be the birds that you scared with the feathers. 😀
The nails have it! Smashing post as ever Sylvia.
Thanks, Adrian. 🙂
Those nails are pretty spectacular!
I thought so too. 😀
amazingly gaudy – especially the nails which speak of all things wealth should not be
Oh, those nails are something else….ew…..great bunch of gaudy pics!
Nice colorful series of photos you captured down in Belize. Frankly, I find them quite nice and not gaudy at all. Well, maybe the guy sporting plumage on his noggin’.
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. 🙂
Gaudy is an understatement in all your pics LOL. Love it. I love the parrots gaudiness the most though 🙂
Those nails are really quite something. I wonder how she gets anything done with them. She’s certainly not typing, that’s for sure
Hehehe……… no she told me that she is a lady of leisure. Hardly surprising is it? 🙂
I love the first photo!!
Hello Dolly – what a musical that was. Saw it in cinema and on Broadway with the original cast. A true whammo.
Yes, a most memorable show. 🙂