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Colors of the Far East

Daniel Bayer

The Roaring Fork Valley makes seasonal transitions from brown to green to yellow to white, but some faraway lands burst with many colors the year-round.

Southeast Asia is such a place. Many “farang” (foreigners), including a handful of off-season Aspenites, can be found sampling the cuisine or soaking up the rays on an island off the coast of Thailand as the spring snow thaws at home.

The colors of Southeast Asia – specifically in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand – always play at full volume. Humans have long communicated thoughts, customs and feelings through the powerful expression of color, and the people of the Far East have a unique mastery of this language.

Here is a taste of the visual feast of Southeast Asia.


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