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Entrance stairs at Astor Place Theatre for the Blue Man Group.

Title Derivation
Since I have a cat named Blue …

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,,, and he’s not in the photo, I wanted a non-English word for the color. Some were too close to the original, bleu (French). Others were too far apart, zelena (Slovenian). The Dutch word is blauw, but New York really doesn’t do much with its Dutch heritage. New York doesn’t do much with any heritage. The city is all about ‘What are you going to do for me tomorrow?’. But I digress. Latin was the right mix of obscure and familiar (cerulean), as well as being a pretty word.

Mainly I bring all this up as an excuse to include the link to a chart of colors in other languages, Omniglot: Colour words in many languages. Too cool.
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Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Comments on: "Foto Friday: Caeruleus Descending" (3)

  1. interesting site. photo makes me dizzy – i’m phobic about stairs, not to mention problems with negotiating them

  2. Very cool. You do wonderful things with images.

  3. Thank you.

    Yeah, stairs. Since I started wearing glasses, I’ve gotten a lot more uncertain about stairs. The progressive lenses do weird things to perspective if I’m not looking through the absolute center.

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