After a few weeks of Photo Hunt themes that I have found on the difficult side (and I know I'm not alone in this because of such as Carver's comments on my Photo Hunt entry last week), there has come one for which I have a plethora of photos and creative options.
One of these was to illustrate the purple theme by looking to nature and offering up some photos of beautiful wild flowers seen on hikes in Hong Kong (including one that took me up and down the appropriately named Violet Hill). But after hunting through my photo archive, I've opted for three photos that are more along the cultural side of the equation.
The first is one of many photos I can't find myself resisting taking while on the ferry crossing Victoria Harbour; one which I particularly like because it shows how red and blue bring about purple -- one of those unforgettable lessons learnt in art class as a kid.
The middle photo was taken at a free evening concert in the unlikely setting of the Tai Po Waterfront Park that included a range of performances including taiko drumming by students of the Tai Po-based Japanese International School and of excerpts from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.
And the third photo, taken when I was at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts for a cultural performance, provides further evidence that Hong Kong is: a) not a cultural desert; b) definitely has its share of culture vultures; and c) seems to have a liking for the color purple in terms of artistic color scheme! ;b