Colourful Brollies

Colourful walkway in the Old City of Baku,  Azerbaijan,  March 2017

These umbrellas lined an arched walkway leading to a charming hotel that I stayed in.  Fancy going to all that trouble for my arrival!


Baku is a windy place and a few days later a very forceful pounding turned most of these umbrellas inside out or else removed them from the scene completely.

#6e5160 color imageHex colour ref:  6e5160

A colorful note:  eggplant colour is a brownish-purple shade, named after the eggplant, or aubergine as it is called in much of Europe.

The fruit was named eggplant after being discovered by English explorers in Asia – the ones they found were small and white and looked like eggs. As this suggests, aubergines come in many colours, even if the ones we usually find in a supermarket tend to match the Crayola interpretation.


Copyright Debbie Smyth, 4 April 2017

Posted as part of Color Your World

10 thoughts on “Colourful Brollies

    1. Definitely looking tired. I don’t know how long they had been there – it is a permanently windy city so I suspect they had only been in place for the 4 week Spring Holiday period.


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