Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gaudy

Ailsa’s travel theme this week, is ‘Gaudy’,  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. 🙂


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.