单铬 “single chromium”

Monochrome whites in Jiangnan style.

The monochrome  whites of a typical canal-side street in Jiangnan. Jiangnan is the area around the Yangtze River delta, where towns are characterised by their water-ways. People go about their daily lives, doing their washing in the canals then hanging them from their balconies – until the developers come along and gentrify, tourist-ify their homes.

a dance of red fills the evening at new year.

Red-coloured fireworks create red-coloured dust in the night sky, and reflect in the lake, turning it festive red for the New Year.

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A  fiesta of  blues and indigos on a float at Hong Kong Disneyland.

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Shades of beige in an elaborate carving depicting the story of White Snake.

Shades of green in a lotus pond

Green rails frame the lush greens of lotus leaves, the promise of pink in the emerging bud.

Bronze-worked dragons

My favourite monochrome in gold – dragons dance on the ceiling of a bronze workshop in Hangzhou.

单铬 -dan ge  is “single chronium” – or monochrome, in Chinese. What’s your favourite picture? Which one intrigues you the most?