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Blue-beaded kaftan (detail)

The theme for July Squares is Blue

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And Ginger wore blue

In the American Bar of the Savoy Hotel, London, there are a number of sketches and paintings of famous people (who, I think, have visited over the years). I’ve always been a huge fan of Fred and Ginger. I’m not sure about those black things in her hair, though.

The theme for July Squares is Blue

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Got them ol’ Whitsunday Blues

Qantas red and Whitsunday blues

“Blues” in two senses of the word: the colour, and the melancholy. Back in Sydney now, and although we have a cloudless sky and a sparkling ocean, it’s not the same. The spectre of work tomorrow hangs heavy — and my view can never match this.

Catseye beach, Hamilton Island

Sailboats, Catseye beach

The theme for July Squares is Blue.

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Vivid blue elephants

Projection onto a building, Taronga Zoo

Elephant film projected onto a building, Taronga Zoo

Not only are these blue elephants “vivid” in their colour, but they were part of the recent Vivid light festival in Sydney. They were, unsurprisingly, at the zoo.

elephant film, Taronga Zoo

A frame from the same elephant film seen above, on a screen this time

Illuminated elephant, Taronga Zoo

Elephant light installation

The theme for July Squares is Blue.