Thursday, December 17, 2009

People in Red

The color red symbolizes happiness, luck, love, ...etc. in the Chinese culture so it was not unusual to see red being worn everywhere while in China.
These tourists in red caps taking a break inside the Forbidden City.

Volunteers in red eager to help tourists.

Our restaurant servers in elaborate red outfits during one of our dinners. The restaurant owner's daughter in the center is not in red though.

- Karen


Rune Eide said...

That first picture has a lot of humour in lt :-)

"Red China" can have more than one meaning. I'm glad that name is no longer used.

AVCr8teur said...

RuneE: I do see a few odd things, but I'm wondering what you see. :)
I didn't even think about "Red China", but I do remember the name.

roentare said...

Good Capture with so many red in the series. Colour red is always considered to be a lucky colour.

Jen | Large Format Posters said...

I can think of a good reason why the restaurant owner's daughter isn't wearing red - when one of their customers starts 'seeing red', being appeased by someone wearing a more soothing color can help ;)

Joanne Olivieri said...

Exquisite costumes here and I would absolutely love to see the forbidden city. That must have been so fascinating for you. I'm loving your travel pics so much Karen.

Unknown said...

interesting photos :D

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AVCr8teur said...

Roentarre: Red was everywhere and you can't miss it.

Jen: Good point! I didn't think of it that way.

Poetic Shutterbug: The Forbidden City was not what I expected, not in a bad way. I was expecting huge palace grounds in a remote area, but it was almost in the middle of town. Even though we were there off-season, tourists were everywhere.

Solo: I am glad you find it interesting. :)

Mandy said...

I love that first photo. the perspective is great and I like how vibrant the red is. I do like red in photography so perhaps I should visit there one day!