Photo 101 ~ Day Eleven: A Pop of Color

The color Red is not my favorite but it does hold significant cultural and traditional value to me because of my upbringing. From the Chinese aspect, Red symbolizes Good Luck & Good Fortune. A Red Door or Gateway invites Abundance and Happiness so regardless of modernization &/or urbanization, Red still holds great significance.

Gardens by the Bay ~ Singapore

Gardens by the Bay ~ Singapore

Singapore was under the British rule for over a century and “Currant Red” was used on many significant public service points. Now, I still look out for Red post and phone boxes wherever I go.

The Red Postbox

A cross of the old Red British Pillar & Wall Postal Boxes

The Samsui (三水)Women, who are my heroines, are little known globally. They were the early women immigrant laborers, who came down to Singapore from China.  They vowed singlehood and did menial hard labor at construction sites … their trademark was their Red headgear.

This Samsui effigy was created their honor

This Samsui effigy was created in their honor ~ her face reflects sadness & pain

 

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2 responses to “Photo 101 ~ Day Eleven: A Pop of Color

  1. Great use of perspective. Funny, I chose a an old pillar box too. Red is such a strong colour, one has to be careful with it in images but here is 1st class. Great work.

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  2. Thanks for your comment.
    I know, it can get a bit ‘glaring’ but it simply screams a message when viewing from my cultural background. 😀

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