CFFC: S Colors

This week, Cee’s Fun Foto Alphabet Challenge is letter S, with the topic of colors starting with S. Here’s my gallery on the subject:

Sea Pearl

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“Sea pearl” is the color name given to this 2017 Prius, my new car! The color was a major factor in my selection of this particular car at Schaumburg Toyota. 

Stainless Steel

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Drinking fountain in women’s locker room, Prairie Lakes Center, Des Plaines

Silver

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Silver snowflake holiday decoration at Prairie Lakes Center, Des Plaines

 

Salmon

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Salmon floor tiles, Prairie Lakes Center, Des Plaines

 

Saffron

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Las Bovedas shopping market, Cartagena, Colombia

 

Sand

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This is the corner of walls in our dining room.  We had our whole downstairs painted last year. The color I picked for the dining room is called “Sand.”

 

Sky Blue & Scarlet

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Bright flowers growing on a tree contrast with the blue sky, at San Diego Botanical Gardens in Balboa Park.

 

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WPC: Windows

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is all about windows: looking out, looking in, or  windows themselves.

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Photographing windows from the outside can be tricky. A reflection on the glass may obscure the true subject that is inside. However, a reflection can also add a nice effect.

Reflection of the outside, a horse statue inside and the design on the window itself in Des Plaines, IllinoisSONY DSC

A variety of nutcrackers inside a Christmas store window in Saugatuck, Michigan20151012_100546

INSIDE LOOKING OUT:  It could be a scene of the life outside, or it could just be weather!

A leaf plastered on my window by a November rainstormAnother view of leaf on window during storm

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OUTSIDE LOOKING AT:  Sometimes the windows themselves are interesting or attractive.

A small window with grates above the entrance to a shop at Las Bóvedas in Cartagena, Colombia, is a vestige of the times when it was used as a prison.KODAK Digital Still Camera

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Thursday Doors: Doors of Cartagena, Colombia

For Norm’s Thursday doors, I offer glimpses into the colors and history of Cartagena.

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Zooming out, here’s the whole building:

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This is right across from the historic sea wall.

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Entrance to the Palace of the Inquisition
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Street scene – lots of doorways!

 

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One of the entrances to San Pedro Calvo Church

 

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San Pedro Calvo Church
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Another of the church’s entrances

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Not a door, exactly, but an entryway to a patio full of lush greenery, in the church complex

 

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A woman there had colorful macaws which you could have sit on your arm.

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Primary Colors Around the World

This is my first time entering Ailsa’s Travel Theme Challenge! This week’s theme is Primary Colors. Here are some previously posted* travel photos as well as some new ones:

YELLOW

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Las Bovedas, Cartagena, Colombia
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 Cartagena, Colombia
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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

BLUE

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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
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Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
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Lower Kaubashine Lake, Hazelhurst, Wisconsin

RED

 

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Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

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Store Window, Lubeck, Germany

 

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St. Isaac Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

 

*Check out my previous travel posts! 😀