Yellow Around The World

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Yellow floor on a summer’s day in SE Portland.

Today we will travel around the world through the color yellow.

Yellow is commonly associated with gold, wealth, sunshine, reason, happiness, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. It plays an important role in Asian culture, particularly in China.[source]

I found that yellow is not found as much as blue or even orange, but it is definitely present. I mean, how can we ignore the bright yellow star in the sky called the Sun, that keeps us alive? Personally, yellow is not a favorite color mostly because it doesn’t look good on me; but outdoors, it can boost my mood. This color seems to work real well for McDonald’s too.

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A yellow sari and yellow wall at an Indian birthday celebration.
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My attempt at yellow saffron rice in India.
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A yellow rose at the Washington Park Rose Test Garden in Portland.
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A yellow rickshaw “truck” in India.
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The top of the yellow Astoria Column in Astoria, OR.
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Yellow tulips at the tulip farm in Woodburn, OR.
London's most famous attraction: Banana Man
Banana man in London.
Flowers at the farmer's market in Durham, NC
Yellow sunflowers at the farmer’s market in Durham, NC
Flowers and bees in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Flowers and bees in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Yellow signs at the Rose City Fair in Portland.
My silhouette in a music studio in Boston.
Yellow lights in a music studio in Boston.
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Fresh coconut and mango at the beach in Acapulco.
Which one was your favorite?

10 thoughts on “Yellow Around The World

  1. All lovely shots, but the yellow rickshaw is particularly striking 🙂

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  2. Do you have some fun yellows. I really enjoyed going through your post today. 🙂

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  3. Lovely post!! Great idea!! :Beautiful photos! D xxxx

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  4. Lovely post!! Great idea!! :Beautiful photos! 😀 xxxx

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  5. Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/10/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-soft-pastels/
    I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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    1. Ooh exciting! This will never get old! Thank you Cee!

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  6. What a great variety of yellows – my favourite is the yellow flowers.

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  7. Wow! What a collection!

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  8. ah, very nice!

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