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.


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


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


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


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. 🙂


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


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


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


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.


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


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. 😉


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


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.


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


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


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


Karsts along the Li River.


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

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