A photographic journey where purple is the color of….
A lotus in Burma
Round eggplants beautifully displayed at the market
An old Cadillac in La Havana
A colorful house in Singapore
An adorable bicycle, decorating a shop in Bergamo
Scented lavender at London’s Borough Market
A beautiful Vespa, decorated by an artist
In the common belief, purple is the color of spirituality, imagination and creativity, and in history it has been frequently associated to royalty. Stemming from a blend of blue and red, psychology has often considered purple as the color of balance between opposites.
When I stopped to think about the color purple, I realized how rarely I have seen it during my travels, no matter if the destination is a city or nature. It looks like we are surrounded by only a few little spots of purple here and there, and it took me some time to dig into thousands of photos to sort out a few where this beautiful color was present.
How much purple did you see in your travels?
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5 thoughts on “Purple is the Color of…”
Gorgeous, gorgeous images! I got together some photos of purple the other week for FriFotos, but then never put them up. Never thought of making a post out of them! Well done 🙂
Love this post, Simon! I find purple a very intriguing colour that attracts me more and more…and as you say it is not so easy to see it when travelling!
Great collection…I am with Leigh…love the purple bike! The artwork on the vespa also gorgeous! Very nice. As for the meaning behind purple…I thought it signified royalty. Not sure where I heard that.
Such a great selection of photos. The bike is my fave.
Thank you, Leigh. I confess… The bike is my favorite too! 🙂