My World In Five Colours – 2013

I had fun last year showing you my world In five colours, in response to Jennifer and James’s nominations for the Capture the Colour photo competition.

I have been nominated yet again, by Suzanne Courtney of The Travel Bunny and Hanel of Hanels’ Travels and Photography for the 2013 edition.

The rules entail that I publish a post with five original shots from my travels, that best represent the colours blue, green, yellow, white and red, on or before 9 October. I then need to tag five other bloggers and link back to Travelsupermarket on Facebook or Twitter with @travelsupermkt and #CTC13 hashtags.

So here are my five snapshots, all from Asia for a change:

BLUE: DECAYING DECADENCE – LUCKNOW, INDIA
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Every street in Lucknow boasts forlornly beautiful architecture, that hint at the legendary lifestyle of the Nawabs of Awadh. A walk through the old town – spruced up two years ago, but already well on its way back into its former grittiness – is highly recommended. Not least for its famed street food.

RED: DAWN BOAT RIDE – VARANASI, INDIA
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A boat ride at dawn is the best way to witness the tableau unfolding on the ghats of Varanasi. And relatively the cleanest and most peaceful!!

YELLOW: ANTIQUE BUDDHAS IN WAT VISOUN – LUANG PRABANG, LAOS
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Wat Visoun is one of the oldest temples in Luang Prabang and holds some exquisite antique sculpture. Like these gilded Buddhas in the ‘calling for rain’ pose.

WHITE: MAHARAJA’S BALCONY,  RAMNAGAR FORT – VARANASI, INDIA
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The carved white marble balcony of ‘Kashi Naresh’, the erstwhile maharajah of Varanasi, in Ramnagar fort is a striking contrast to the red sandstone of the rest of the building.

GREEN: BREATHTAKING DESOLATION IN BENG MEALEA – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA
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Of all the ruined temples in Siem Reap, the whispering silence of Beng Mealea spoke to us the most. 

This challenge is open to everyone – you don’t need to be nominated to take part. The deadline for submitting your entry is 9 October.

If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account simply email your entry to capturethecolour[at]travelsupermarket.com, complete with your name, address and phone number.

Good luck to Suzanne and Hanel and to all my blogger friends that are taking part in this challenge.