Capture the Colour ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Capture the Colour

This is a fun photo blogging competition that I have seen several travel bloggers participate in.  I wasn't tagged, but I thought it would be fun to play along!  Here is the gist straight from the website:

"The idea was simple, publish a blog post showcasing five of your favourite travel photographs which best capture the colour of our five categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white.
Previous entries have showcased the beauty of our planet's natural landscape, impressive man-made wonders and exotic cuisine, as well as animals, friends and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But, feel free to take a picture of pretty much anything you feel best encapsulates your travel experiences."

Sounds fun, right?

Also, there is the chance to win some prizes, but seeing as how I have never used a fancy camera, I'm not sure that I'm even close to being a contender.  :)  In any case, I did my best to find some vibrant photographs encapsulating the color.  Believe me, it was tough to pick just one picture per category!  I even made sure to hit 5 different countries and 5 of different themes (once-in-a-lifetime experiences, architecture, landscapes, man-made wonders, and food).  Without further ado, here are my pictures!


Flamenco dancers in Barcelona, Spain.

Definitely a must-see for the wonderful dancing, beautiful music, and gorgeous dancers in their costumes.


Vibrant blue building in the streets of Bogota, Colombia.

This mountain city is full of steep roads, which you can see dropping down in the distance.


Greenery just outside Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

There were so many green pictures to choose from, including all of the beautiful palatial gardens I've seen, but I love this undisturbed picture of nature, just outside the city walls.


Flower fields outside of Keukenhof in the Netherlands.

Speaking of man's hand in nature's gardens, this is one of the many, many fields of flowers found in the Netherlands, with rows of colors stretching as far back as the eye can see!


White mounds of powdered sugar on beignets at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, Lousiana.

This picture was from my last trip to New Orleans, when I found out that one should NEVER wear black pants to eat beignets.  They are legendary for the amount of powdered sugar heaped up on these pillowy delights!


I hope you liked seeing a few more of my travel pictures, including ones from trips that I made in the past.

If you'd like to play along, today is the last day for the contest, but it would be great to see what you all come up with!

Happy travels!


  1. Did you do a post on Cesky Krumlov? How was it. I love traveling to Czech and haven't been there yet.

  2. Beautiful photos! You've been to many places I really want/need to go to!

  3. Thanks! I tried for a mix of places and subjects, but it was really difficult to choose for some of the colors. Yours were gorgeous too!

  4. I'll go through my itinerary and pictures, so just let me know when!

  5. This DOES sound like fun Diane! And lucky you for getting to travel to so many interesting places! Thanks for joining our bloglovin' hop today!!


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