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Some Things that are Green


April 22 is Earth Day every year. In honor of a green Earth, here are some things that are green.

The Vibrant World of All Things Green

In the grand tapestry of existence, few colors captivate the human imagination quite like green. It is the hue of life itself, an emblem of nature’s eternal rebirth, and an enduring symbol of hope.

From the verdant canopies of ancient forests to the neon glow of a computer screen, green takes myriad forms, weaving a complex narrative that spans the realms of nature, human ingenuity, and the world of symbolism.

As we delve into the kaleidoscope of greens, we’ll traverse the enchanting landscapes of the natural world, uncover the fascinating shades of synthetic creations, and explore the profound cultural and emotional resonance that this color evokes.

Join me on a journey through the vibrant spectrum of all things green, a journey that will unveil the beauty, diversity, and significance of this ubiquitous color in our lives.

Photos are my own and I’ve tried not to include too many that are just grass or plant-life. Because there are so many things that are green beyond the obvious.

Some Things that are Green

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Taxi in Mexico City

A vibrant green taxi prowls the bustling streets of Mexico City, embodying the city’s lively energy and providing a striking contrast against the backdrop of colorful urban chaos.

Nature’s artistry glistens on a fresh green leaf, as raindrops delicately cling, reflecting the pristine beauty of Þingvellir National Park in Iceland.

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Boston subway line

In the heart of Boston’s underground transportation network, neon green text on subway line signage cuts through the dimly lit stations, guiding commuters with its vivid illumination.

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Jamaica Pond, Boston

The emerald-green grass surrounding Jamaica Pond in Boston invites picnickers and joggers to unwind amid the serenity of this urban oasis.

DFW Airport, Texas

The neatly manicured green lawns at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport offer travelers a welcoming sight, providing a refreshing touch of nature amidst the hustle and bustle of air travel.

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Wicked musical, London

The iconic neon-green “Wicked” musical signage on Broadway in New York City captures the enchantment of Oz and the magic of theater with its bold, whimsical lettering.

Beach Day
Old Silver Beach on Cape Cod

The aquamarine waves of Cape Cod’s shoreline meet the lush green waters of a tidal inlet, creating a mesmerizing and picturesque fusion of colors.

Bryant Park
Bryant Park, New York City

Towering green trees in Bryant Park provide a tranquil escape from the concrete jungle of New York City, their lush canopies offering shade and solace to visitors.

Ampelmännchen, Berlin's Green Man
Amplemann street-light in Berlin, Germany

Berlin’s Ampelmann, with his distinctive green hat and jaunty stride, adorns streetlights and pedestrian signals, guiding both tourists and locals safely through the city’s vibrant streets.

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Green door in Jerusalem’s Old City (Israel)

A weathered, green-painted door in the labyrinthine alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City exudes history and mystique, serving as a portal to the rich cultural tapestry within.

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Neon sign on Bangkok’s Khaosan Road

The neon-green sign on Bangkok’s legendary Khaosan Road casts an otherworldly glow over the bustling night market, marking it as a beacon for adventurous travelers seeking vibrant experiences in the Thai capital.

Typical Places to See Green in Nature

Here’s an expanded list of other standard places where you can experience the vibrant green beauty of nature.

Lush Rainforests

Explore the dense, emerald canopies of tropical rainforests like the Amazon in South America or the Daintree Rainforest in Australia.

Rolling Hills of Tuscany

The picturesque countryside of Tuscany, Italy, is adorned with vibrant green vineyards, olive groves, and wheat fields.

Emerald Lakes

Visit places like the Banff National Park in Canada to witness the stunning turquoise and green hues of glacial lakes, such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.

Tea Plantations

Wander through the neatly terraced tea plantations in regions like Darjeeling, India, or the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.

Moss-Covered Forests

Walk through enchanting forests where moss blankets the ground and trees, creating a lush, green wonderland, like in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

Green Meadows

Enjoy the sight of expansive green meadows, such as those found in the Scottish Highlands or the Swiss Alps, where wildflowers and grasses create a vibrant landscape.

Iridescent Green Coral Reefs

Snorkel or dive in coral reefs like Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, where the colorful marine life and vibrant coral formations display an array of greens beneath the surface.

Emerald Green Rice Terraces

Witness the incredible engineering of rice terraces in places like Banaue, Philippines, or Bali, Indonesia, where lush green fields cascade down mountainsides.

Verdant Valleys

Discover valleys like Yosemite Valley in California or the Douro Valley in Portugal, where greenery flourishes against the backdrop of dramatic landscapes.

Green Canyons

Explore the vibrant greenery along the cliffs and canyons of places like Zion National Park in the United States or the Blue Mountains in Australia.

Gardens of Versailles

Stroll through the meticulously landscaped gardens of the Palace of Versailles in France, where manicured lawns and ornate greenery reflect the grandeur of the palace.

Tropical Islands

Relax on the palm-fringed beaches of tropical islands like Bali, Fiji, or the Maldives, where lush vegetation meets turquoise waters.

Moss-Covered Stone Ruins

Visit ancient ruins, such as Machu Picchu in Peru or Angkor Wat in Cambodia, where green moss contrasts beautifully with ancient stone structures.

Emerald Waterfalls

Marvel at cascading waterfalls like Seljalandsfoss in Iceland or Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil, where lush greenery surrounds the falling waters.

Green Mountain Ranges

Hike through verdant mountain ranges like the Alps in Europe, the Andes in South America, or the Himalayas in Asia, where green slopes stretch as far as the eye can see.

  1. Interesting post, Adam!

    I like particularly the Wicked. Here in Sydney, everyday there's a lottery to get a couple of Wicked ticket, front row, for cheap (from above $100 to $30 each!) After about 10 times my husband and I came to the theater for the lucky draw, we got the cheap tickets! Front Row! The show was fantastic, the dancing and singing are great. Have you watched it too?

  2. Susan says:

    You've got the best photos.

  3. Earl says:

    You're making me homesick with a few of those photos! (I'm from Boston as well)

  4. Adam says:

    Boston's great!

    I lived down the street from Jamaica Pond up until about 9am this morning. Now I'm sitting in the airport anxiously awaiting my flight's eventual departure….

  5. Adam says:

    aw thanks Susan!

  6. Adam says:

    That's awesome you were able to grab cheap tickets for the show! I did a similar thing once in NYC (wrote about it <a href=””here) and we got cheap lottery tickets for Rock of Ages. I'd never heard of the lottery before so it was really cool. Plus, it's always nice to feel like a winner.

  7. You are super lucky to win the first time you try! It's indeed nice to feel like a winner. They gave us badges we can wear on our clothes, saying “we won the ticket” with big wicked logo and name. So I keep that as souvenir. (even though unfortunately one of the badges' pin broke when we moved around.)

  8. Michael Tieso says:

    Ah Bryant Park.. I like that park.

  9. Michael Tieso says:

    In NYC, it's a complete mess to ever win Wicked tickets! Loved the show as well.

  10. Adam says:

    It's a good park. And I always seem to randomly come across it when I'm in the area. Hard to avoid, really.

  11. Adam says:

    It's a good park. And I always seem to randomly come across it when I'm in the area. Hard to avoid, really.

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