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Dawn Sky

I fell in love with Istanbul and its people when I visited last year, and I’m missing it.  It is a beautiful, walkable, historical, modern, photogenic and very welcoming city. […]
Dawn Sky

Vivid Beauty

  Hex colour reference:  #8f509d A colourful note:  vivid violet appeared as a new Crayola shade in 1997, a vary busy  crayon year.  The company introduced a fair number of new names and […]
Vivid Beauty

Welcome!

Apologies to the very welcoming Istanbul, but the clouds on this dreary morning made a tempting editing exercise for a forbidding challenge! Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 April 2016   Linked to Thursday […]
Welcome!

Purple Heart

  Hex colour Reference:  #7442c8 A colourful note:  the purple heart crayon was another shade that played a part in 1997 in the True Blue Heroes contest in the US and the […]
Purple Heart

Sweet Istanbul

Hex colour reference:  #158078 A colourful note:  this dark green, with a hint of blue, is known in current Crayola boxes as pine green.  In fact, this shade of green featured in the original […]
Sweet Istanbul

Indigo Mosque

A colourful note: the colour indigo was named after the indigo dye derived from the Indigofera tinctoria plant.  India is believed to be the oldest centre of indigo dyeing in […]
Indigo Mosque