Travel Theme: Purple

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis week, Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack has nominated the colour Purple as the travel theme for the week. As purple is one of my favourite colours, I expected to find a plethora of exotic purple images amongst the sari draped women of India or in the temples of Myanmar. Other than a few purple clad young fairies and tu-tued ballerinas who come to visit, I found very little in my digital files.

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So, with my favourite travel accessory, the purple Olympus Pen camera, I ventured outdoors into the cold morning fog of Melbourne winter. The only colour in my garden at present is Purple. An Australian native plant, hardenbergia  flowers in winter for around a month and can often be found growing wild in the bush, a startling thunderbolt of colour amongst the grey green of the eucalyptus.

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Sunday Stills: Dangerous Things

I am walking along the narrow road towards the market at Cipanas, West Java, when a man catches my eye.

‘Come over here’, he beckons, ‘I have something to show you’.

I move closer as he reveals the secret of his box.  A large snake slowly winds itself around the man’s arm. I stay long enough to notice the strong resemblance between the man and his pet, then quickly move on.

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If you would like to see more nasty and treacherous things, visit Ed’s photographic site at Sunday Stills: Dangerous Things.