Photo TuesdaySeptember 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Posted in Giggles, Lollipop, Photo Tuesday, Transylvania | 16 Comments
Tags: Children, Color, Expats, Green, Nature, Outdoors, Perspectives, Photography, Play, Romania
“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
— Pedro Calderon de la Barca
A graphic-designer friend, in her fabulous, artsy way, recently asked me to pick one color to describe Romania. When I said green, she was surprised. She said she imagined it to be a dreary, gray country, maybe because she remembered seeing images of austere high-rise apartment blocs from the Communist era. But this country is nothing, if not colorful. From the cars parked on the sidewalks to the produce piled high at the supermarket to the flowers decorating the countryside, it’s a visual bounty. And the best part, to me, is that none of it is intentional. The fruit trees shading my urban street, the native grasses at the playground, the crates of varză and pepene verde at the farmers’ market — the haphazard spontaneity of it all catches my eye just as much as the color.
See more green at Beth’s on Thursday.