Monday, May 18, 2009

Blue Monday

Curious Girl, Lisa, is coordinating a colour week starting today! I've decided to join in, which means that all my blog posts this week will have a colour theme!
Today is Blue Monday:We recently went along with our daughter on a photo shoot to nearby Inchanga, a little town about 15 minutes further inland from where we live. I was struck by the vintage benches on the platform of the old train station.A fun steam train trip is operated to this station by Umgeni Steam Railway.
More touches of blue - the station guard's overalls...and this blue security company sign [along with the burglar bars] in stark contrast to the beautiful red bricks and Dutch lace curtain from a bygone era!Still to come: Green Tuesday, Yellow Wednesday, Red Thursday and Purple Friday
via Dance of a Painted Lady

13 comments:

Estelle said...

The station is so pretty and quaint. What a beautiful country of fab contrasts we live in!
For me it is a blue Monday, 'cos I associate icy cold weather with blue.

kendalee said...

Oh Denise, so glad you decided to play! :)

These shots are fab and it's the pops of blue that make them! I had no idea this was still running and next time I'm in KZN I'm going to make a point of going. My first ever sleeper-train experience was between Jo'burg and Pinetown - with my mum and all my siblings in one compartment - to visit my two great aunts (one who's mentioned in my blue post today) who lived in Kloof. I think it's as a direct result of that trip (SO exciting to sleep on those flap down beds!) that I still love to travel by train whenever I can.

Happy blue Monday!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

I love the blue against brick/terracotta/orange-red or whatever name you want to give it. The cobalt sings! Fabulous photos!

Kamana said...

i'm loving colour week - gives me the opportunity to peek into other great blogs. love the way you've picked up on the blue against a more neutral background.

hellosweetworld said...

I love the blue bench photo for blue Monday! And that train station looks so lovely!

Anairam said...

What a lovely quaint old station! I am playing along with the colour week and singing: Blueeeeeee, songs are like tattoos - oh, I love you, joni mitchell!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Hi! This is my first time here! I am doing color week too! Glad to find so many other great blogs through this challenge!
I love how you have captured these striking blue objects in a sea of other colors!

Sarah said...

I love the look of that station and I like your quest for blues amongst the other colours.
I believe your son but I still would not get into the water with a shark!

curious girl (lisa) said...

those benches are awesome! I love the beautiful bits of blue you found in the station.

LifeIsArt said...

I love little bits of blue in your photos. The viewers eyes go right to the splashes of blue!

pen* said...

i love the way you found splashes of blue in your day, hidden amongst the everyday :)

Dana said...

That blue bench is wonderful!

Chris said...

I love how your blues are little pops within a greater image, and not so in-your-face. Great pix!