Travel Theme: Orange

Orange is the colour of saffron, pumpkins and apricots. It is between red and yellow on the spectrum of light, and in the traditional colour wheel used by painters. Its name is derived from the orange fruit.

In traditional colour theory, orange is a range of colours between red and yellow

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Kleurenovergang van rood naar geel” by Original uploader was Wilinckx at nl.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Van Gogh
Van Gogh

I hope this has brightened up your day 🙂

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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.

49 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Orange”

  1. A really nice detailed post Jude! There is a Van Gogh museum near here I think I should go! Thanks!

    1. I didn’t know how I could use this image Kathryn until this challenge came along. He apparently used a blue background especially to contrast with his orange beard. Works well. And yes, go visit the museum.

      1. Yes it’s perfect Jude! Don’t you love when it all comes together ??

    1. Definitely zingy! I need more orange in my life – SO bored living in a neutral environment. I think it is turning me into blancmange. 😉

    1. Orange is a great colour helping us to look on the bright side of life. And on this grey and rainy Monday it is definitely needed!

    1. Thanks for reminding me about that one! I have quite a lot of orange images that I remembered after I posted this gallery – oh, well, there will probably be another time 🙂

  2. It certainly has brightened my day Jude, and I need it because, after being spoilt with weeks of clear sunny skies, a bit cool but the sun always makes it feel warmer, the last 2 days have turned to grey skies and drizzle. I really thought winter had gone.

    1. Sounds like the weather here! Summer has suddenly disappeared, such a shame, I really enjoyed the sunny days and long light evenings. Oh, well, can hope for an Indian Summer I suppose 🙂

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