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Purple Majesty in Istanbul

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Majestic Istanbul,  April 2015

#9d81ba color imageHex colour reference:  #9d81ba

A colourful note:  the Purple Mountain’s Majesty crayon was named by  89 year old Mildred Samson from Minneapolis, as part of Crayola’s 1993 naming competition.  It was run as part of the company’s 90th anniversary celebrations, and the age limit for competitors was set at 90 too.  So Mildred was lucky that she was one birthday away from that restriction.

The poetic crayon name comes from the lyrics of a patriotic American song, America the Beautiful.


“O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!”


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 18 March 2016





10 replies »

  1. I knew there was a reason why I love mountains :D. This is majestic Debbie, and just cause of hue, but your original angle that shouts “Debbie” 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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