Out in the Streets – in Pink

Ariège, Blogging challenges, England, Spain

Pink. When I was a girl, I couldn’t be doing with it at all. Pink went with frilly dresses, white knee socks and patent leather shoes. Pink went with ballet lessons and Violet Elizabeth Bott. I utterly despised it, even though I was far too much of a wimp to be a proper tomboy. These days, I’m far less hard line. I treasure the first glimpses of spring time blossom, and all the glorious blooms of summer. I love a magenta sunset. I even have a pink jumper – though I don’t like it very much.

Today, let’s look at the streets. We’ll go to Spain, France, the UK, and South Korea in search of not-too-pretty in pink. The featured image is a scene from Cádiz.

And the market in Cádiz

Here’s one for Becky’s Bright Squares: a young Korean woman, bright and pretty, wearing traditional hanbok for the festival of chuseok.

And finally, a sunset above my grandson’s London primary school.

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Life in Colour #10

62 thoughts on “Out in the Streets – in Pink

      1. I do find that I can get away with what I call ‘grey pink’ ie not to bright, or girly, or garish…..so I do have one such jumper, and years ago went skiing I

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  1. I’ve never been a fan of pink either, certainly not as a child. I’ve been enjoying the return of sunsets in the past few days. Not that the sun hasn’t been setting all winter, but we’re getting some spectacular skyscapes right now. None of them pink yet, we’re going for shades of orange and deep blue down here. As for your collection of pinkness, you had me with the header. It’s the cat that makes that shot!

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  2. Seems like many of us ladies of a certain age suffered from pink abuse. As an unexpected third child, and only girl, I think my mother was of the ‘sugar and spice’ school. She was not happy with my tomboy outlook on life. But you have demonstrated clearly that all pinks can be enjoyed, if not necessarily worn.

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    1. Ah, I have a surprise third child too, though she’s not my only daughter. We all three formed an anti-pink triumvirate, and said younger daughter’s just had one of her own, from whose life pink is most definitely banned! I’ve got at least one more un-pretty pink post planned.

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      1. Poor pink. I am starting to feel sorry for it now. BTW please delete the half finished comment. I was using my phone and my finger slipped, as it often does! 😖
        Funny thing is that my daughter, who was never a girly girl, appears to have raised two girls who are!


  3. Pink for baby girls, no thanks, but, living in Suffolk I am a fan of pink. It’s all those country cottages and seaside terraced houses painted in Suffolk Pink that does it. Apparently, originally discovered by 14th-century Suffolk dyers mixing elderberries into limewash!


  4. I was a pink refuser too. Didn’t even like rosé wine!
    I now quite like pink clothes and have discovered some good rosés.
    And I enjoyed your pink variety here, Margaret. Especially the hanbok wearers

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  5. Haha, I used to feel the same way about pink and have now undergone a similar transformation. I eagerly search for the pink blossoms in springtime and when in Mexico I couldn’t get enough of their pink buildings. Hoping this finds you well.

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  6. This certainly seems to be the place for pink refusers, so I feel very at home. I love really bold colours, so have worn magenta in the past (and dressed my son in a magenta babygrow— much to my mother’s horror), but girly-pink was never going to be a happening thing for me. I do love it in the natural world though.

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    1. We can agree on that. And our sons could have had a baby-party too – Tom was the only one of my babies allowed to wear pink – so long as it was Loud.


  7. My attitude to pink is quite similar to your attitude as a little girl. Although, it’s the pink on the balloons, I don’t get on with. The colours of the sunset and the building is fine. I guess, I’ve never been very girly, which might explain it. And I can’t wear pink at all, looks really weird.


  8. Such a variety of pinks – I think the context makes the difference rather than the colour itself – as your photos show. I do quite enjoy that ‘real men’ have embraced wearing pink. Perhaps it is as liberating for them as not wearing pink is for us 🙂

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    1. You’re so right about context. So many of us who grew up among people who said blue was for boys, pink for girls have ruined it for us. Luckily, at least my parents didn’t subscribe.

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      1. My parents also ignored that convention, luckily for us. Do you remember when pink bathrooms (and bedrooms too) were a thing? Fortunately we didn’t have those either! Mind you my mother’s choice of hot orange wallpaper in two recessed sections of a wall in the living room was another thing …

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