Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gaudy

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

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. 🙂

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

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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.

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

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

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