Life in Colour: Seaside Blues

Jude’s July challenge on her blog Travel Words: Life in Colour is the color blue. This week she challenges us to post seaside blues.

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The blue Mediterranean Sea at the site of the ancient Roman city of Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Two views of our cruise ship at the first stop of our Panama Canal cruise, at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

So many different blues in this shot! The blue sky, the different hues of the Caribbean between the beach and the ship
True blue Caribbean Sea!

Three scenes from our cruise ship to Alaska: leaving Vancouver (click on photo to see it larger).

January Square: Vancouver Twilight

I captured these awesome colors of Vancouver at twilight in late August 2016 before our cruise to Alaska. Here’s the square:
Sunset at 8:39 pm PDT in Vancouver
These are rectangular so they show a bit more of the sky and dark landscape.
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These colors remind me of a painting, using a palette of several blended hues. But much as I love art, the actual beauty of nature is even more wondrous!

Posted for Becky’s January Square with the subject of words ending in light.

I had never heard of the following music before, but I went to YouTube and typed in “Vancouver Twilight” and this is what I got. Apparently Twilight in Vancouver is new – released on January 3, 2020! The composer & instrumentalist is Sarah Debnam, known as Sarah the Illstrumentalist.

December Squares: Steam Clock of Gastown, Vancouver

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The world’s first steam powered clock is in the Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This plaque tells about it.
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Glass panels on the sides allow the curious visitor to see the mechanics inside this clock.
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Another photo showing the whole clock is in my previous post.

For more timepieces and other interpretations of the theme time, see Becky’s December Squares.

Speaking of time, here’s a video of the lyrics to the song Time Has Come Today by the Chambers Brothers.

 

CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera.

Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam
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Women in Arusha, Tanzania
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A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago…
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…while children make Diwali “rangolis” using patterns, glitter and glue.
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Shoppers gather at the base of the Gastown steam clock, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Selecting pumpkins at Park Ridge Farmers’ Market in early October
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At a friend’s 80th birthday party with a Hawaiian theme
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At a reunion in Sedona, Arizona, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Verde Valley School, June 2018:
Saturday night dance
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Sunday brunch
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CB&WPC: Signs

The theme for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is signs of any kind. Taking pictures of interesting signs is one of my photography hobbies; these are some of my favorites.

Parking lot across the street from San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TexasThis is on a wall next to the parking lot across from SAMA.A train station of bygone days, AlaskaKODAK Digital Still CameraIn a restroom  at Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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“Home of the Giant Pretzel,” Mader’s Restaurant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Alien Fresh Jerky store, Baker, California
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Bagdad Café, Newberry Springs, CA
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Defunct Ludlow Café, Ludlow, Arizona
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Bumper sticker, somewhere on Route 66
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Sign outside barber shop, Denver, Colorado
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The Big Texan steakhouse, Amarillo, TX
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