Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A White Corner View
The theme of this week's Corner View is white. The first thing that sprung to mind when I thought about this was the Krzytov Kieslowski film Three Colors: White. But, obviously that's been done. So then I started thinking about the significance of white clothes in various parts of the world. In much of the Far East white signifies death and white clothes are worn at funerals whereas in America and Europe, where white signifies purity, it is worn at weddings. In most Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman, white is worn by men while women wear black. The last country I visited was Qatar so my main photo is from there. The second photo is of a Vietnamese girl in a white ao dai and the third was taken at a parade in Seoul.
Visit the other Corner View bloggers for their take on the colour white.
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