Travel Theme: Pink

Ailsa of “Where’s My Backpack?” is tickled PINK this week. If you would like to join in with her challenge then please do. Everyone is welcome.

(Above: pink flamingo at San Diego zoo)

50 shades of pink

Pink is not a colour that I wear or normally buy, though I confess to having a soft-touch pink mouse attached to this laptop. Not by design, it was the only colour they had in stock. As the only girl-child in my family I was enforced to spend my childhood in a  pink room (Dawn Pink) which was quite a subtle pink if I remember correctly, but pink all the same. As a teenager I rebelled and went for purple!

pink peony

Anyway, obviously the same distaste doesn’t stop me from photographing things that are pink, so here are a few of my discoveries made on my travels.

Pink in India

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

17 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Pink”

  1. A good selection Jude. I like the ‘Georgian’ pinks that are found on the exterior walls of painted houses as far apart as Suffolk, and Notting Hill.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. I love the Suffolk pink houses too – but don’t think I have any of those in my digital shoebox. Obviously another visit to the East is required 🙂

    1. It is a very interesting city Jo. Lovely baroque and Vienna Secession architecture and a lovely café culture too. Plus the benefit of Lake Bled a bus ride away.

  2. I really like your pinks. Do I do pinks? Obviously not as many as other colors, since I had to look for some time to find anything but flowers. However, one of my favorite photos has lots of pink, so that was a relief!


    1. Yes, pink flowers are pretty obvious, but pretty nonetheless! I was surprised at how many pink objects I have photographed as it is not my favourite colour. I do like buildings though in ANY colour!

  3. I don’t love pink – but I know it has a very special place – and at times only pink will do. 🙂

    also, really liked your variety of pinks in this post – not just variety of pink colors – but also different places and ways pink exists – how cool.

    1. Why thank you Y. It’s extraordinary how many shades of pink there are around us which we probably don’t even notice.

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