Color Story : Blue

Sky. Ocean. Teal. Berry. Sapphire. Azure. Aegean. Peacock. Cobalt. Denim. Navy… Picture each of these, and a random collection of words will quickly transform into vivid and evocative names for various shades of Blue.

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Sunny, happy day. Santorini, Greece

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Calcutta Trams, running since 1902. Kolkata, India.

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Chunks of glacier ice floating on a lagoon. Jökulsárlón, Iceland.

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Stained glass window at a church. Västerås, Sweden.

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Azulejo, a mural made from tin-glazed ceramic tiles. Lisbon, Portugal.

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Call for selfie onboard the Tallink ferry! Tallinn, Estonia.

More “Color Stories” at Sunny District:

 

2014 favorites

2014 has been a super year for Sunny District. It’s been fun & happening. I’ve been able to share some excellent experiences, travelling stories and cool experiments. Here’s a quick round-up of some of my most popular posts from the previous year, in no particular order. And along with it comes a big thank you & lots of hugs for my readers!

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I started sharing a new ‘Adventure‘ category with my readers & you certainly liked my skydiving story.

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I was lucky to travel to many awesome places like Kiruna, Mallorca, Copenhagen, Athens, Santorini, Madrid, Lisbon & Porto. Although I haven’t had a chance to share my accounts of all these lovely places, but you can click on the links to read about the ones I have. I guess you liked this recent bright mash-up most of all.

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I gorged on some fantastic cuisines while on my trips; my trip to Madrid seems to have been most inspiring.

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I didn’t exercise my green thumb too much this year, but my herb garden did draw some accolades from you. Thank you!

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Thankfully I made time to keep up with my reading, and my favorite book this year, as well as your favorite account was The Book Thief.

Thank you once again, dear readers, 2014 has been so awesome, I am raring to go for 2015!!

Photo Challenge: Yellow

As The Daily Post very wisely noted, the festivals around this time of the year tend to nearly ignore the color yellow. So here’s a round-up of some bright splashes of yellow… it quite suits the sunny name of my blog, right?

Yellow wall, Cairns, Aurstralia

Mini porcelain shoes, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Delicious Paella, Mallorca, Spain

Love locks on a bridge over Corinth Canal, Korinthos, Greece

Flowery fields, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gorgeous ceilings at the Vatican Museum, Vatican City

Big blocks of cheese, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Yellow wall standing out among the dominant blue-whites,  Santorini, Greece

Click away for more snapshots from the Weekly Photo Challenge.

Strolling in Athens

The Plaka and Monastiraki neighborhoods in Athens have their own characteristic air. There are lots of cafes and restaurants where  one can spend hours over a tall glass of chilled frappe or fill themselves up with the delicious local cuisine. The many souvenir shops sell curious mementos, attractive garments and exotic pieces of art. Strolling around these streets hand in hand with my husband, no real goal or destination in mind, was one of the most relaxing part of my trip to Athens.

Ambling around

A rare combination

Take home a memento for your dear ones

In case you need a bag to carry those mementos, you’ll find a pretty one too

For the sweet tooth

A much-needed frappe break

I will definitely remember that meat platter for a long time, mmmm!

Back to strolling and shopping

A most colorful day

Street art in Athens

On my trips to different cities, the one thing that I best like to take photos of is their street art. They are at times quirky, at times smart, at times repulsive even, but always very fascinating to my eyes. Take a look at what I captured when strolling around in Athens…

And while you are here, why don’t you take a look at the interesting graffiti in StockholmBarcelona & Copenhagen too.