Saturday, April 18, 2009

Photo Hunt #23: "Purple"


Violence UnSilencedFor those of you who don't know it, purple is the color for Domestic Violence Awareness. Take a few minutes and click the banner above -- and at the bottom of every other post you see here -- and visit the blog Violence UnSilenced. You'll be amazed at the courage you'll find there.

"Purple Cafe"
Raleigh, NC - August 2008 (Click to embiggen)
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60 comments:

Christi said...

This is a great picture, I love that staircase. Thanks for sharing, I didn't know that purple had any special meaning.

jams o donnell said...

Great shot Mojo. It certainly IS a purple cafe! Happy weekend

RJ Flamingo said...

Heart-breaking!

Lovely purple photo, though. This was a great subject for me – hope you’ll stop by...

aliceaudrey said...

Not too often you see purple staircases.

Brita said...

Great shot and lovely colors.
Thanks for sharing the meaning of the color, really important issue.

janezlifeandtimes said...

great picture. Love the concept of a purple cafe...
come visit me...
for hand made purple

Jane
(ps admire your commitment to the cause)

Marites said...

that's really cool pic! first time i've seen a purple cafe.

My PH is up here

Mar said...

Thanks for pointing that out! Love your purple shot, the cafe looks very inviting.
My pic is up, happy weekend!

PinkynAsh said...

What a neat looking cafe. The location is so pretty.

Pelfy said...

Purple cafe? Wow.. that's interesting. Is everything there purple including their plates and cups?

ScroochChronicles said...

quaint looking place...and such a lovely shade of purple.

Photohunt : Purple

Mariz said...

Nice cafe... that purple made all the difference. Now when I see anything purple i'll remember your great cause, thanks for pointing out the color's significance.

Mine's up. Hope you can drop by.

Greyscale Territory said...

That stairway looks quite dynamic in purple! Lovely little scene!

Life Ramblings said...

what a delightful take on the theme. i love the purple shades of the cafe.

Chuchie Lopez-Wilks said...

Very nice picture for today's photohunt theme

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

I like it, so colorful and cheery

bing said...

for me, purple is a lonely color. perfect as representation for Domestic Violence.

i honestly felt sad because i know two people close to my heart who are victims. it is painful because i feel very helpless pulling them out of the situation because they are not willing to get out of it.

PDX pride said...

Great photo, and thanks for the work you do spreading the word about domestic violence. I, too, have been affected by it. I now am an Avon representative, and one of the causes I support is Avon's Foundation, which raises funds for domestic violence awareness and support programs as well as shelters.

YTSL said...

Had no idea about this purple connotation. Am learning a lot this Photo Hunt!

Cindy OFarrell said...

Aloha Mojo!

Very nice purple!! Love the staircase btw.

Since purple is my favorite color--I chose a few of my favorites. Stop by http://upcountrysmiles.com and visit. Thanks!

Cindy

Vita Stunder said...

I didn't know the that the purple color have this special meaning.
Maybe because when I needed it the most, there wasn't any places like this available.
We share the same story.. sort of.

Insteed I lived in purpled colored rooms, and I still fight for freedom.
After reading your story I understand why I chose they purple color.

Thanks for sharing Mojo
- if you want to feel free to sen me an e-mail:
froste_eriksdott@hotmail.com

Have a great weekend!
Anna

david mcmahon said...

I didn't realise the significance of the colour.

Hootin' Anni said...

Purple cafe....cool.

And yes, I did know about the purple ribbons to make those aware of DV! Our daughter was in that kind of situation, and I'm a strong advocate.


Mine is posted now...if you can, come on over to say howdy!!! Happy Saturday to you.

bbsgirl said...

Thanks for the awareness tip! I had no idea Purple stood for domestic violence. My purple is up too.

NicoleB said...

I'm not sure if I like it or if it makes me gringe :D

Tara R. said...

Very purple cafe'. I didn't realize the significance of purple either. Thanks for sharing.

calonyddaear said...

Significant Purple.

Shadow said...

i love these purple walls. gotta get me one...

NicoleB said...

I'm not sure if I like it or if it makes me gringe :D

momgen said...

It is my first time to see a purple stairway. Good take of the theme. Mine is up too. Hope you visit

SASSY MOM said...

Love the purple cafe and you have captured it beautifully. Have a wonderful weekend!

Rach said...

Thanks for raising awareness about domestic violence, i wasn't aware of the link with purple either! That's a great photo you've chosen! :-)

gigi said...

Great color!

Sherry said...

If I had a cafe, I'd like for it to be purple! That's a great one!

http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-purple.html

June said...

Great choice for the theme!

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wow! That's gorgeous!

I did purple, too. I hope you have time to see! http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-purple/

healingmagichands said...

Thanks for the link, and what a beautiful purple cafe. I particularly like the staircase, but what I really appreciate about your post is the awareness raising that you took the opportunity to do.

I did visit the site, and it made me sad. And angry. (but not violent!)

Blessed be. come see me at http://healingmagichands.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/photohunt-158-purple/

Cindy said...

Very nice picture. That's staircase is quite unique.

Thanks for sharing the domestic violence link - I'm headed there in a minute.

My PhotoHunt is here if you have time: http://www.fencedinfamily.com/blog/?p=1136

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Another amazing photo. You always have something so unique.

Thanks to you for your continued efforts for the cause of DV. It is much more prevalent than most people can imagine.

happilyretired said...

What MARVELOUS purples you've found! I don't think I've ever seen a purple umbrella but would LOVE to own one! Thanks also for calling attention to Domestic Violence Awareness. I didn't know purple was their color.
Hugs and blessings,

dexiejane said...

thanks for sharing a wonderful entry for this theme.

http://feistymomma.com/WP/?p=1702

MJ said...

Fabulous...good thinking !

Mira said...

Now I know why purple has a special meaning to you, very touching. Nice photo. Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/04/photo-hunt-13-purple.html

Ladykli said...

Now there's a place I'd love to visit! I love purple.

Hope you'll check out my purple.

rdl said...

Great take on purple!

Maggie, Dammit said...

Mojo you remain, as ever, my hero.

Beautiful shot. Thank you for using your gifts so well.

Xo

napaboaniya said...

The color of the kind of awareness that all should look out for, not many are willing to talk about it even though they're victims.

Give those victims strength to walk forward in helping themselves :)

ancient one said...

So now we know one more meaning for the color purple... Thanks for telling us that...

That photo is so purple... love the umbrellas ...

Gypsy at heart said...

Stamping out domestic violence will take a grass - roots effort. I have worked with many victims. Thank you for passing the word.

Great purples, too.

http://www.wanderingwonderinggypsy.blogspot.com/

ramblingwoods.com said...

It's nice to see that Domestic Violence is taking seriously now as it wasn't back when I was married for the first time...

Daryl said...

Ah I love that purple and green .. so very SPRINGY!

VALKYRIEN said...

I simply love your photo! And it is so wonderful that you tell about domestic violence! I know a lot about it from before - in my work.

Have a great weekend Mojo!

Isolated Existence said...

Beautiful picture, love the colors. I had no idea purple was the color for domestic violence. Thanks for letting us know...

Rita said...

Love your shot. I will have to remember this next time the brick wall around my shed needs to be painted.

I could see myself spending a lazy lunch at this cafe.

Amber Star said...

Lovely picture of the cafe....my husband is an alum of TCU, colors purple and white.

I went to the domestic violence website and was broken hearted to read of that young woman's suffering for so long. I started reading the one about the woman who had been pardoned for killing her father. It is hard to look at, but must be. Domestic violence is so frightening we must look.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Looks like a lovely place to sit for a bite to eat or something refreshing to drink. Love all the green - really compliments the purple.

Thanks for the domestic violence info.

Sunshine4Life said...

I got curious, Mojo, so i really have to check out your entry for the theme. :)

Great cause!

Happy week-end!

Mine is here:
http://sunshineleneforlife.com/2009/04/19/ph-purple/

aguthrieimages said...

That is some serious purple, I am surprised they don't have purple grass!

http://aguthrieimages.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/photohunt-purple/

Lil Bit said...

Oooooo! Where is this cafe? Purple's my fave color!

I've visited the violence site before ... very inspirational.

Teena in Toronto said...

I love purple!

I played too :)