Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

The Daily post photo challenge this week, is the colour purple.

After my delicious birthday lunch on Saturday, we all went to the Macaranga Lodge where my sister had some of her paintings on display. I was delighted to see that purple featured in quite a few of the art works there, as I had been racking my brain as to what to do for the challenge. I wasn’t sure whether I was allowed to take photos or not, so surreptitiously and somewhat furtively, I stole these few with my iPhone camera. 😉

I rather liked this abstract.

I think these aubergines are wonderful.

These roses caught my eye, because they looked so like the ones on the lid of a chocolate box I had many years ago.

This one of  what I think must be of purple-breasted finches, was my favourite though.

I really loved the dreamy quality of this painting. (My dear mom suggested that I move the painting standing in front of it, for a better shot. I didn’t think that was a very good idea, as the ladies in charge looked very formidable. 😉

When we arrived back at mom’s cottage, I spied this lovely purple display in one of her flower pots.

I was interested to know a bit more about the colour purple, and found this interesting info on the Wikipedia.The actual color of Tyrian Purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the colour of a dye extracted from a mollusk found on the shores of the city of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (present day Lebanon) that in classical antiquity became a symbol of royalty, because only the very wealthy could afford it. Therefore, Tyrian purple was also called imperial purple.

Another little tidbit from Wiki, is that the word purple, like orange and silver, has no common word that rhymes with it.

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