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Grey, black and maybe a splash of dark green

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That’s Melbourne, especially the city areas. When you go up to Queensland you notice the difference. What are the colours in your city?

 

 

 

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After a few minutes contemplation about the colours of Sydney roofs (rooves?) as seen from a plane - red, marroan (sic), ochre I started singing "Colours" by Donavan.  What is the colour of nostalgia? Turquoise? Mellow Yellow?!

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2 hours ago, MARYROSE02 said:

After a few minutes contemplation about the colours of Sydney roofs (rooves?) as seen from a plane - red, marroan (sic), ochre I started singing "Colours" by Donavan.  What is the colour of nostalgia? Turquoise? Mellow Yellow?!

Agree. 

Sydney is all about red terracotta roofs, deep blue sky, mauve jacarandas.

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The jacarandas are biding their time before they display their finery, not unlike bluebells in the way they are almost invisible for 10 months of they year?

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6 hours ago, MARYROSE02 said:

The jacarandas are biding their time before they display their finery, not unlike bluebells in the way they are almost invisible for 10 months of they year?

Invisible maybe but the seem to drop crap for most of the year!  In our last place a neighbours jacaranda overhung our drive and made a right mess!  Was lovely when it flowered though..I forgave it.  Then the driveway turned purple and the broom came out again!

I do love driving down the streets lined with them in the city and Eastern suburbs of Adelaide though.  Very few in the Hills, probably too cold in winter.

Adelaide also has lovely golden sandstone buildings and lots of green against blue skies.

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So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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On 16/07/2019 at 22:43, MARYROSE02 said:

After a few minutes contemplation about the colours of Sydney roofs (rooves?) as seen from a plane - red, marroan (sic), ochre I started singing "Colours" by Donavan.  What is the colour of nostalgia? Turquoise? Mellow Yellow?!

That's a great visual you painted. I love that song!

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I am loving living in Melbourne but the colour palette is undeniably depressing.   If it wasn't for the blue sky, I'd think I was back in Aberdeen!

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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6 hours ago, Applet said:

That's a great visual you painted. I love that song!

Three songs about colour actually, although I only knew two of them - Mellow Yellow & Colours. When I Googled his hits I found there was another - Turquoise - a minor hit.

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We have a Jacaranda in the garden but it is not a patch on the ones you see in NSWales I have to admit.  Must be the wrong climate.

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