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Capture the Color of Europe

Hot air balloon preparation in Turkey

If you’ve spent more than 10 seconds looking at our site, you can tell that we love photography. That doesn’t mean that we’re always great at it. But we love it—whether on iPhone, point and shoot, or our slightly fancier Nikon DSLR. So when our friends Suzanne at Philatravelgirl, Lance at Trips by Lance and Julie at Adventures of the Red Headed Traveler nominated us to participate in the Capture the Colour photo contest, we were excited and we figured we’d better get moving.

The concept of Capture the Colour is pretty simple—write a post featuring photos that best capture the colors red, blue, green, yellow, and white.

Here are a few colorful photos taken on our travels to Europe.


On a Tuscan hillside outside of Volterra, Italy stands a giant sculpture by artist Mauro Staccioli.  It makes quite an impression among the rolling hills of vineyards and olive trees.

Mauro Staccioli sculpture outside Volterra, Italy


Two of the most famous sites in Prague–Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge–backed by a magnificent blue sky, which was not easy to come by on a March day in Eastern Europe.

John the Baptist from his perch on the Charles Bridge


In southern Iceland as you approach Vik is an area called the Nupsstadur.  The turf-covered buildings date from the 1600s and are some of the only turf-covered buildings left in the country.

Turf Chapel in Nupsstadur


This gleaming yellow gold mosaic is from the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome, the first Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Domed ceiling of Santa Maria in Trastevere


It is impossible to visit Paris without seeing the gleaming white Sacre Coeur on the hill in Montmartre, the highest point in the city.

Sacre Coeur in Montmartre

Now it’s our turn to nominate five other bloggers to participate in Capture the Colour 2013. Check out their travels and beautiful photography.

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What do you think about Capture the Color of Europe?

  1. nicole September 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Wow! I love that sculpture!

  2. Laura @ TravelAddicts September 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    Yeah, it’s very cool. totally unexpected in the middle of the countryside.

  3. elaine schoch October 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Great photos! I love the red one…

  4. Lance October 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks Elaine! We loved Tuscany!

  5. Adam | Event Traveller December 4, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Very Very cool pictures, especially the hot air ballon ride, something I definitely want to write about in the future. On my Bucket list for sure.

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