Travel, Gardens, Food, Photography, Books, Shoes

Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Gold

Gold Mozart

Gold Mozart

There have been 2 Series of Gold in the Crayola Series. The first Gold was a metallic color in the assortment from 1903 to 1915. Gold II was available in bulk from 1953 to 1956. Why was Gold sold in bulk during those years? I guess we were all getting gold stars, colored on our spelling papers!  In the “Discovery” series Gold was known as Galactic Gold and/or Sunken Treasure. In the “State Crayon Collection,” it was known as Fort Knox Gold and represented Kentucky.

My picture of Gold (A Gold Mozart) was taken at the Schönbrunn Castle in Vienna, Austria. Exactly what is the purpose of this man? I would not want my picture taken with him because I think the concept is soooooooo tacky. I borrowed this picture from SB’s collection! Can you imagine the job description? Wanted…….  Someone who can stand motionless for hours on a tiny platform, in all weather, completely painted in gold. Must be able to tolerate unbearable, silly tourists who want their picture taken with you. I hope they get paid well! If you have had this job or know anyone who has, please, enlighten me on their purpose or what they got out of it! 

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

7 Responses to “Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Gold”

  1. AnnetteM

    I think it is a glorified form of begging, maybe for poor drama students. This is becoming very popular in London, especially around Trafalgar Square. I don’t like it either and find it very spooky, but you have to admit it does show some sort of talent to be able to stand so still while everyone stares at you trying to make you laugh.

    Reply
    • CadyLuck Leedy

      When we were in Italy a man colored in pale chalk dust dressed as a priest stepped on the train. I thought he was having to do penance or something ! When we got to our village and I asked our host about him she was truly frightened and told us not to address him in any way! Spooky indeed!

      Reply
  2. Hildegard

    Part of universal all-pervasive tourism tackiness. Or a form of street entertainment. Or just being available to demonstrate the colour gold 😉

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Reclaiming Paradise

Tales from an organic gardener

Gardening My Way

The Occasional Gardener

Something to Ponder About

Lifestyle and Traditional Art

The Belmont Rooster

A Blog About Gardening Plus A Little More

P.A. Moed

Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures

Notes From the Hinterland

A blog about nature, home, community, books, writing, the environment, food, and rural life.

Zouxzoux

*Poetry*Prose*Photography*

Discovering Belgium

On foot or by bike through the Kingdom!

And Anyways...

the rambles of a hungry writer

Behind the Scenery

Grateful for the present moment

Natalie the Explorer

Taking steps to live a healthy and enriched life

Leya

To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

Back Road Journal

Little treasures discovered while exploring the back roads of life

Potted Up

A twenty-something year old and her plants.

Photos by Jez

Taking the camera for a walk!!!

Travels in Finland and abroad

Discover Finland’s hidden gems

Light Motifs II

creating order out of chaos, and vice versa

Beckie's Mental Mess

Mental Health Awareness ~*~ Negative to Positive Perspective ~*~ Creative Writing & Positive Vibes

Sagittarius Viking

Mindful exploring, through the eyes of a viking daughter.

Kundo

Finding myself through living my life for the first time or just my boring, absurd thoughts

%d bloggers like this: