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Red river phenomenon

Red river phenomenon

Red river phenomenon. The Yangtze River – the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world


Red river phenomenon has been seen repeatedly – in Canada, China, the US, and in other places of our planet. Rivers, rains, lakes and seas spontaneously turn blood-red, like in the above photo – when abundant rains painted Cameron Falls River red. The phenomenon was captured by a couple of tourists who arrived in the Canadian province of Alberta. Precipitation washed natural pigment of the river in the rocks where the river originates, which gave the water a rich red color. Within two hours, the water flow changed its color.
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Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries

Most Popular Color in Different Countries. Blue City Chefchaouen in Morocco


Whatever the Most Popular Color in Different Countries is, one color is determined as the most favorite in all countries – BLUE. According to the international survey of service YouGov (2015), Blue is most popular color in 10 countries of the world, on four continents. Most lovers of blue live in the United Kingdom (33%), less – in Indonesia (23%). In addition, each respondent rates the blue 8-18 points more than any other color. Interestingly, the blue has become the winner even in such countries as China, where red, yellow and green are the colors of prosperity and good luck. In fact, in the Chinese language only recently have appeared different words for blue and green.
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Pink mosque symbolizing peace

Pink mosque symbolizing peace

The Pink mosque symbolizing peace and love, built by Christian workmen in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao, the Philippines


Pink mosque symbolizing peace. Christians built a mosque of pink color for Muslims in the Philippines. Pink Mosque, or Masjid Dimaukom, was built in 2014 in the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan (province of Maguindanao, Philippines) to the beginning of the month of Ramadan. According to the mayor Samsodin Dimaukom, on whose initiative the mosque was built, the pink color of the building represents peace, love and understanding. Also pink – a favorite color of his wife. The land where the mosque was built was a property of the mayor’s family. The mosque was built by Christian workers, which also intended to symbolize the unity and inter-religious brotherhood. By order of the mayor, in pink have been repainted the mayor’s office, police stations, markets and other buildings.
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Holidays painted black

Holidays painted black

Holidays painted black


First and foremost, Black connotes death, mourning, and evil. Besides, a liberal use of black has negative overtones as the color of ill omen, hell, and damnation. However, for the ancient Egyptians, black (the color of the Nile Delta soil) meant life, growth, and well-being. Anyway, Black is beautiful. Meanwhile, Black has always been associated with night, and, for this reason, is also associated with unknown, mystery, and intrigue. And it is amazing how many world’s festivals, celebrations, fiestas, and holidays devoted to black. In other words, have Black not only in their names, but also in content. For instance, Black and White Ball, Black Christ Festival, Black Cowboys Parade, Black Friday, Black Hills Passion Play, Black Madonna Feast, Black Hills Passion Play, Black Nazarene Fiesta, Black Poetry Day, Black Ships Festival, Fiesta of the Black St. Benito, Black History Month, and some more.
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Picturesque Lake McDonald colorful stones

Picturesque Lake McDonald colorful stones

Picturesque Lake McDonald colorful stones


Located right on the border with Canada, the Glacier National Park in Montana covers more than 700 lakes. Meanwhile, about 200 of them are more than five acres in size, and a dozen lakes exceed a thousand acres, which is extremely unusual for mountain lakes. In addition, the water of the lakes is surprisingly clear and clean due to low temperatures, which hinder the growth of plankton. Here you can easily see the bottom of the lake at a depth of 10 meters or more.
However, one of the most striking features of some lakes is the colored pebble covering their bottom and shores. The stones as if painted in a variety of colors, from dark red to green and blue. Meanwhile, the brightest in this regard is the McDonald Lake in the west side of the park. Lake McDonald is the largest of the lakes of Glacier National Park, with a surface area of 6.823 acres. It is also the longest, exceeding 15 km in length, as well as the deepest lake with a depth of 141 meters. Not surprisingly, Glacier is considered one of the most beautiful.
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Bright Colors of Multicultural Singapore

Bright Colors of Multicultural Singapore

Bright Colors of Multicultural Singapore


According to the British proverb, on the other side of the street the grass seems greener. And this is quite true, if we talk about Singapore. The colors of Singapore make a strong impression. If you look closely, in many countries, gray colors predominate. Rarely when very bright and saturated. The thing is that bright colors mix with dust in dry weather and dirt in the wet. There is a colossal difference when you see real green, red and other colors in their natural form, in absolutely pure conditions. Here, for example, a street in Singapore (photo below). This is very interesting, because, for example, in Thailand, too, is always warm, but for some reason there are no bright colors. The grass is yellow, faded, etc. And in Singapore, if it’s grass, it’s certainly bright green.
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Yener Torun photographing Istanbul colors

Yener Torun photographing Istanbul colors

Architectural fantasy of Red, blue, green, and yellow. Yener Torun photographing Istanbul colors


Turkish Fine art photographer and architect, Yener Torun has lived in Istanbul for more than fifteen years. This city inspires him every day. Indeed, the city in the photographs of Yener Torun shown from a quite unexpected side – modern, beautiful, and magnificent with its colorful architecture. The talented architect and photographer spends his time wandering around the city capturing bright yellow, red, green, orange, and blue constructions. Besides, the photographer shares his work on social site, such as Instagram. By the way, he has about 400 posts and more than 120,000 followers. Indeed, Istanbul is the ultimate city of contrasts, with the new minimalist design of buildings that boasts a variety of colors. And 32-year-old photographer Yener Torun aims to show a clean minimalist view of the city, that contrasts the ornate, Ottoman architecture. According to Torun, Istanbul is mystical and historic but also a modern city. And he believes that the increasing variety of aspects provides a better understanding of the city. “I decided to look for something different and started searching less ornate, simpler, modern lines of the city”, says Yener Torun.
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