Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Multicoloured

“It’s a good thing that when God created the rainbow he didn’t consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.” ~ Sam Levenson

So many of the sights we see are multicoloured, and it’s amazing to me how a seeming mishmash of random colours can looks so right together.

For example, the multicoloured blossoms in this beautiful garden at the Imperial Palace Museum garden in Beijing.

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The main rose window in the Gothic cathedral of Strasbourg, looks quite impressive from the outside,

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but when viewed from inside the cathedral, it’s colours are astounding.

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Stained glass windows are almost always multicoloured, and these in Chichester Cathedral are no exception.

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Some of you may remember this pic taken at a market in the town at the bottom of Machu Picchu, but as it’s the most multicoloured pic I have, I’m posting it again. As you can see, the dazzling colours were just too much for the stallholder, and she just had to close her eyes. 🙂

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The floating market in Bangkok was also really full of vibrant colours.

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Lastly, my sister’s bathroom is really brightened up after she decided to paint the blind in these multicolours.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my multicoloured pics. To see more, go to Ailsa’s post.

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Arrangements for Jake’s Theme.

Jake’s theme this week is to show some photos of our idea of arrangements, be it people, things or places. I guess that most things look better if some thought is given to the way they are arranged. No-one would appreciate their meal being served as a horrible mess of ingredients.  It looks far more appetising like this.

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Desserts can be arranged so beautifully too; almost too pretty to eat. 🙂

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Whilst we’re on the subject of food, Here is something which I found quite tempting, but not wanting to spoil the careful arrangement of these calorific treats, I managed to resist the temptation. 😉

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However, this gorgeous arrangement of healthy fresh fruit, was soon devoured without a guilty conscience.

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The art of stained glass windows requires careful placement and arrangement of  hundreds of small pieces of coloured glass, as in these lovely examples at Chichester Cathedral in England.

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Retailers need to arrange their wares in an ordered and appealing manner. Vegetables look so much better when thought is given to their arrangement.

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Even boring old cleaning stuff and pesticides can be arranged to look attractive.

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Of course the absolute and ultimate expert at arranging things perfectly, is Mother Nature. You really can’t fault her judgement, can you? 😕

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Karsts along the Li River.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

To see Jake’s arrangement animations, and links to other responses to the challenge, just click here.