Color Explosion

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We’re reaching peak autumnal coloring right about now, it seems. On my morning walks with Charlie these past couple of days, with the sun shining and the sky a lovely blue, all the yellows, oranges, and reds of the changing leaves have been pretty spectacular. There’s a lot of yellow around town, and as in this first photo, it really glows when the sunlight hits the leaves.

That sunlight also creates some beautiful spotlights as the rays burst through the trees, as it did this morning in a little spot by the Sonnenborgh.
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The trees also create wonderful pops of color against the austere brick architecture. This building, in particular, seems made for this time of year, though perhaps better suited to the darkness and fog. I always think it looks like something out of a classic horror film. Love it!
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As we approached the Domplein, the Domtoren was glowing brightly, almost bleached by the sun, but this red tree at the Trans was particularly spectacular, with the mix of colors and the bright red against the blue sky.
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And finally, in the Domplein, Jan van Nassau has a stunning backdrop of changing leaves and unchanging Gothic architecture. Utrecht was looking pretty fantastic this morning.
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6 thoughts on “Color Explosion

  1. I visited Utrecht for the first time this weekend and it was so nice!! The sun, the impressive shades of red, yellow and orange. The canals. Definitely a place to visit over and over.

    Great blog!!

    • Thanks! You picked a particularly good weekend to visit. The weather was gorgeous and there are still enough leaves left to make everything look particularly wonderful. But even on bad days, it’s a pretty great city. Definitely one to revisit!

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