A collection of dark red objects from around the world.
Chiles soaking before being put into a grinder to make chile paste (Puerto Escondido, Mexico). An antique car in Lyons La Foret, France. ‘Ox Blood’ was used to achieve rich dark reds found on older Danish buildings. Red earth aka iron oxide is another colour that shows up in Denmark, along with many other places that have red earth available. Mixed with milk and lime, it makes a paint that goes over brick and plaster. Sweden has a similar fascination with dark red. They call theirs Falu red and it is commonly used on wooden buildings. The paint origin is a mix of copper tailings and other oddball ingredients, and not only is it inexpensive, it also does a great job of protecting the wood. A sitting Buddha wrapped in a red cloth in a temple in Penang, Malaysia. Many countries use spices to dye the robes worn by Buddhist monks saffron but in Malaysia and Myanmar dark red shows up, dyed with dark red clay of the countries. A red sea urchin in Victoria waters, Canada. The wax seal in the museum at the medieval castle of Carrickfergus along the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK. A red door with brass fittings in the Udaipur Palace in India. A billowing red velvet curtain hides a mystery in Cuellar Castle in Spain. More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Red.