The colour yellow from around the world.
In Hoi An, Vietnam, almost every building in the town is painted yellow. Saffron imbues any food dish with a distinctive yellow colour and a subtle acrid flavour. This paella with saffron rice was served in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. A yellow VW van fits right in with the brightly-coloured buildings of Puebla, Mexico, and Mexico. Mexico stopped producing VW vans and Beetles in 2003, but there are still a few around!
Boarding the yellow ferry at the jeti (dock) in Pangkor, Malaysia.
A display wall of panels featuring fields of yellow wheat at the Danish History Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Entering the yellow Level 5 on the ferry from Sweden. Speaking of Swedish blue and yellow, one of Argentina’s favourite ‘futbol’ teams, the Boca Juniors, took their colours of blue and yellow from a Swedish boat anchored in ‘La Boca’, as their harbour in Buenos Aires is called. With this connection yellow walls show up everywhere. Complementary yellow rain coats and rubber boots at Sooke Harbour House in Sooke on Vancouver Island, Canada. Raincoats are often yellow because that increases substantially your visibility on a dark rainy day. Yellow’s visibility means it often shows up on warning signs around the world. This warning is about not jumping into the Ladybower Reservoir Dam in the Peaks District of England. A yellow ‘No Hawking’ sign on the marine walk in Hong Kong. Golden bubbles in my Somersby Cider at Swallow Falls in Snowdon National Park, Wale. A yellow breakfast in Singapore: two fresh-squeezed orange juices, one coffee Tarik (with a hint of caramel), and two banana pratath (roti canai) with curried dal dip – 9.50 S$ at the Tasvee Food Court, open 24 hours.
A ‘batido’, Costa Rica’s version of a smoothie drink, in this case flavoured with fresh piña (pineapple). A sign featuring the clothing of a well-dressed gentleman in Jodhpur, India. Turmeric for sale in the market at Inle Lake, Myanmar. The world’s favourite Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh, loved yellow but his most yellow ‘period’ was inspired by Provence in France.