Nobody Does Orange like Denmark

In the April of 2018 I went to Mexico and posted a lot of photos featuring orange Mexican walls.

In response to a comment on that post I wrote “Mexico does orange better than almost any other country!”

That was before I went to Denmark a month later, in May 2018, where the buildings also had a full range of oranges.

Half the time I was confused about where I was, was it Mexico? Or Denmark?

Bright houses in Nyhavn District in Copenhagen, Denmark. Many of the buildings in the city are painted with the historical colours made from the local earths, which range from yellow-oranges (mango) to orange to fiery red-oranges.Bright houses in Nyhavn in Copenhagen, DenmarkTalking about a fiery red-orange, this poster for Røde Orm in Copenhagen, Denmark, which Google-translated reads: ‘Red Worm, a magnificent Viking event for the whole family’.Poster advertising Red Orme in Copenhagen, DenmarkNow for more minimal orange shots starting with yellow-oranges like this wall in Copenhagen.Black door set into an orange wall wall in Copenhagen, DenmarkHalf-timbered yellow-orange house in Koge.Half-timbered yellow-orange house in Koge, DenmarkWe had this Hazy IPA craft beer in the Søgaard Bryghus (Brewpub) in Aalborg. Its orange colour is almost identical to the yellow-orange walls above. Søgaard Bryghus (Brewpub) beer in Aalborg, DenmarkJohn Bull beer glass in an Irish pub in Aalborg.Subtle etching of a British bull dog in a John Bull beer glass in an Irish pub in Aalborg, DenmarkClose-up of the subtle etching of a British bull dog on the beer glass. Subtle etching of a British bull dog in a John Bull beer glass in an Irish pub in Aalborg, DenmarkDilapidated half-timbered orange house in Copenhagen.Dilapidated half-timbered orange house in Copenhagen, DenmarkThe type of paint used often creates a wonderful mottled texture such as on this orange wall in the Christiania district of Copenhagen.Orange wall with a black gridded window in Christiania, Copenhagen, DenmarkAnother mottled orange wall with table and especially comfy Danish-designed chairs in Copenhagen.An orange wall with table and comfy chairs in Copenhagen, DenmarkAn earthy orange abstract wall in the counter-culture Christiania District of Copenhagen. A Christiania orange abstract in Copenhagen, DenmarkRust is another form of orange, like these rusty fittings and weathered wood in the boatyard at the Frigate in Ebeltoft.Rusty fittings and weathered wood in the boatyard at the Frigate in Ebeltoft, DenmarkBricks and red-tiled roofs also add touches of subdued orange all over the country. Shiny brown tiles act as trim on a brick wall in Copenhagen, DenmarkHalf-timbered orange ‘tunnel’ in Aalborg.Half-timbered orange 'tunnel' in Aalborg, DenmarkA sliver of orange.A sliver of orange wall in Copenhagen, DenmarkAnother Copenhagen orange wall.Window in an orange wall wall in Copenhagen, DenmarkAdd a bit of brown to orange, and you get dark amber, like this Fur craft beer in Skagen.Having a Fur beer in the De2Have Cafe in Skagen, DenmarkA slightly earthier orange-red was painted on the walls of the local blacksmith building in Nordenbro.The orange wall of the local blacksmith building in Nordenbro, DenmarkA window on an old half-timbered building in Den Gamle By, recreated villages set in different times, in Aarhus, Denmark.A window on an old half-timbered building in Den Gamle By, recreated villages set in different times, in Aarhus, DenmarkTwo shots of the orange section of the Rainbow Walk on the top of the ARoS Museum of Modern Art in Aarhus.Three women taking photos from the orange section of the Rainbow Walk on the top of the ARoS Museum of Modern Art in Aarhus, DenmarkThe orange section of the Rainbow Walk on the top of the ARoS Museum of Modern Art in Aarhus, DenmarkMy last contender for minimalistic orange on the verge of red are these boxes in the Design Museum in Copenhagen.Red-orange boxes in the Design Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark

4 responses to “Nobody Does Orange like Denmark

  1. Fabulous selection of orange photos! I’m amazed that the color features so prominently in Denmark. Thanks for sharing & participating in the challenge

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