In Southeast Asia, when I was wandering around cities, I often saw colorful things. In Myanmar, parasols on a street corner were colorful, and people's hats were also colorful. It was the same in Jakarta, Indonesia. The gate of a historic Chinese temple called Jin De Yuan was also painted in colorful colors.
The roof of the gate was painted in red, green, white, and yellow, and a large plaque with Chinese characters written on it was bright red. I thought they might have used the colors of the Buddhist flag, but I guess not, because there was no blue. It seemed to be painted in a colorful manner. And the colorfulness of the gate stood out against the blue sky.
I think the reason why people in Southeast Asia like to use colorful colors is related to the strong sunlight. I feel that colorful colors look better than monotones under the strong sunlight.
The proof of this is that African people (in a rough way) often wear colorful ethnic costumes. No matter where you live, you must want to decorate your clothes and surroundings to look good. The result is that they become more colorful in places where the sun is strong.
|Nov 2020 ARCHITECTURE INDONESIA|
|APPROACH GATE JAKARTA TEMPLE|
November 9, 2020
November 10, 2021
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF