Dark Red from Around the World

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). Chiles soaking at a place that grinds everything in Puerto Escondido, MexicoAn antique car in Lyons La Foret, France. An antique car in Lyons La Foret, France‘Ox Blood’ was used to achieve rich dark reds found on older Danish buildings. Ox Blood was used to achieve rich dark reds found in the recreated village of Den Gamle By in Aarhus, DenmarkRed 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. Leaded window in an old half-timbered building painted in red ochre in Den Gamle By, recreated villages set in different times, in Aarhus, DenmarkSweden 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. Red boathouses and docks at Gronemad is a small town along the Bohuslän Coast of SwedenA 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 sitting Buddha wrapped in a red cloth in a temple in Penang, MalaysiaA red sea urchin in Victoria waters, Canada. A red sea urchin in Victoria watersThe wax seal in the museum at the medieval castle of Carrickfergus along the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UK. The wax seal in the museum at the medieval castle of Carrickfergus along the Coastal Causeway Route of Ireland, UKA red door with brass fittings in the Udaipur Palace in India. A red door with brass fittings in the Udaipur Palace in IndiaA billowing red velvet curtain hides a mystery in Cuellar Castle in Spain. A billowing red velvet curtain hides a mystery in Cuellar Castle in SpainMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Red.

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