The Meaning and Symbolism of Blue

Blue is the color of the sky and sea.

During Vancouver’s Jazz Fest I lay down on a grassy knoll, listening to the music and watching the sketchy clouds in the blue sky above.Lying down on a grassy knoll, listening to the music of a jazz band and watching the sketchy clouds in the blue sky above in Vancouver, CanadaAn aerial shot of desert landscape caught between the sea and the sky of Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Aerial of desert mountains caught between the sea and the sky of Mexico's Pacific coastBlue ripples in Donegal, Ireland. Water Texture: Blue ripples in Donegal, IrelandBlue is the colour of faith, truth and heaven. It is the chosen colour of the Hindu faith as seen in beautiful blue Bundi, India.Door in Beautiful Blue Bundi, IndiaThis statue of the dark virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico’s patron saint, wears a blue cloak studded with stars, her entire body radiating the sun.Statue of the dark virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint, wearing a blue cloak studded with stars and surrounded by sun raysCompanies and organizations use blue if they want to appear trustworthy and conservative. The flag of the European Union bears a close resemblance to the cloak of the Virgin of Guadalupe.The European Union flag in Brugge, BelgiumBlue is the coldest colour on the colour wheel. It recedes when warmer colours like red advance. Flying over floating ice on IcelandicairGot the blues? It is the colour of sadness and withdrawal.Shadows of a tree on the wall of the artist Frida Kahlo's 'Casa Azul', the cobalt blue house in Coyoacán, MexicoAlthough the blues can be quite rollicking, as Colin James rocks the crowd at the Blues & Roots Festival in Burnaby, BC. Colin James rocks the crowd at the Blues& Roots Festival in Burnaby, BCMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Blue.

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