It’s a big building. Besides the pretty white trim, it’s painted red. And, there appears to be a red bicycle parked in front of it. Do I really need to explain more? I say there need to be more red buildings in the world.
There’s a red dragon in the library. He swoops down from the sky along the clear walls and sets alight unsuspecting books when no one is looking. Much boring dribble has been lost this way, but thankfully our treasured tales are kept in the lower shelves. Why limit these imaginative decorations to children’s rooms? We all need to exercise the child inside on occasion, for down that path there be dragons.
The Colosseum in Rome is remebered by one and all for the ancient shenanigans that are supposed to have taken place there. Legends of the Roman Circus, of gladiator battles and wild beasts, have filtered through the ages into common knowledge. But, in this particular photo, the monument looks a little extra bloody, lit with red lights from the inside, with the fading blue sky behind it. A spectacle indeed.
The beauty is in the details. This great shot of a few brown and red autumn leaves fallen on to one of those bracket mushrooms or toadstools that grow off the side of fallen barks, is a study in showing just enough. We can see the great textures of the leaves and the mushroom, the bright red colour of the one leaf, and the rest is beautifully out of focus. There are hints of a rocky ground and the woods surrounding us, but only a hint, and that makes this image better.
The (RED)™ project has an announcement on their blog about World Aids Day on the 1st of December. They’re hoping to further raise awareness by turning things red both online and off line.
The worlds of Facebook and Twitter are now important parts of any campaign, and global campaigns like the fight against AIDS and the movement to raise awareness about the prevention and management of the disease, are all the more able to use these new media to increase their footprint in popular consciousness.
That raised awareness is what World Aids Day is all about. People all over the world will wear red ribbons to show their solidarity with the cause, and to educate and inform those who are not as aware of the issues. Some cities have taken on this call for red on a larger scale, planning major public events and large public displays with a red theme to add to the exposure this gets.
Have a look at their site, do your bit, and above all else be aware. The major factor helping the spread of diseases such as these is ignorance, an affliction that does have a cure.