October 07, 2013

Europe by Colour: Blue

This is the second in a series of posts featuring my favourite travel photos in five colour categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white. The first post featured the colour red. Next up is my favourite colour, blue.

The clear skies over the Tuileries Gardens in Paris formed a lovely backdrop for this white marble sculpture by Nicolas Coustou, La Seine et la Marne. The photo was taken on the Bastille Day weekend and the French flag can be seen waving above the treetops.

La Seine et la Marne, Nicolas Coustou
Tuileries Gardens, Paris

The waters of the Mediterranean Sea along the aptly named Côte d'Azur vary from tranquil turquoise to deep azure blue. I took this photo of a cruise ship anchored in Villefranche Harbour from nearby Cap Ferrat.

Villefranche Harbour

The intense blue of the sky in Provence really does live up to expectations. The photo of this old bell was taken in the hilltop town of Les Baux de Provence, in the Alpilles mountains of southern France.

Les Baux de Provence

The town of Villefranche-sur-Mer has a little sandy beach called Plage des Marinières where I saw this pair of colourful umbrellas.

Beach Umbrellas in Villefranche-sur-Mer

On my first visit to London in 2010 we encountered elephants on sidewalks and in parks all across the city. The Elephant Parade was an event designed to raise awareness of the endangered Asia elephant. This little guy was near Royal Albert Hall.

The Elephant Parade in London

Related Posts:
Europe by Colour: Red
Europe by Colour:  Green
Europe by Colour:  Yellow
Europe by Colour:  White
Europe by Colour:  A Few More


  1. Great idea and wonderful photos. Love the elephant!

    1. Thank you! I can't take credit for the idea but it's a fun way to look at your photos.


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