“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – unknown

“Payong” is a Tagalog (language in the Philippines) word meaning umbrella. It was an essential thing in my bag as I was growing up. Unlike here in Australia, where people just happily walk without it when it rains… in the Philippines, we use an umbrella to protect us from rain or to shield us from the scorching sun. It also works as a walking stick for elderly as well as to scare naughty children away.

Here are some PPAC – Photographing Public Art Challenge

A Public Art that I saw in Szentendre, a riverside town in the Pest side of Hungary.

This was in display in one of the shops in Melbourne, which I can’t really remember where it was specifically located.

In an alleyway in Avignon, a city in the southeastern side of France.


  1. Great images of colorful umbrellas in different Countries

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you liked it…I definitely love colourful stuff as you can see!

      1. 🌂⛱☔

  2. Alison says:

    Love these Teresa, especially the top one so colourful

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks…I so love that Quaint town in Hungary. Such a happy place!

      1. Alison says:

        Looks so nice, I’ve never been to Hungary

        1. Teresa says:

          I love Hungary. It is not as clean as Vienna but the architecture is marvelous! Hope you can go there one day!

          1. Alison says:

            Not been to Vienna either! It will be a long time coming our release from Australia

  3. nesfelicio says:

    Great images! The payong captured in many places beautifully.

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Nes!

  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Those umbrellas are so colorful and makes such a happy statement. Perfect. Thanks Teresa 😀

    1. Teresa says:

      It does make the place happy! Thanks for liking it, Cee!

  5. Irene says:

    Always love coming across streets with colorful umbrellas. Can’t help but smile. 😁

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, it really does make you smile. and makes the place more memorable.

  6. Marsha says:

    Teresa, this a wildly gorgeous and colorful response to PPAC. Wow! I used to love to play in the rain in Indiana with my brother. It was warm and nobody cares at age 5 that their hair and clothes sticks to them. It was a glorious feeling. I’ve been in Brisbane when the rain came down so hard that my friend and I stood under cover and watched as people (adults) frolicked in it. They needed your beautiful umbrellas. Thanks for joining Cee and me this week.

    1. Teresa says:

      These colourful umbrellas have brought back great memories for me…happy that it did the same to you too! And for now I am sharing a Tagalog word to you… “Payong”! haha

      1. Marsha says:

        Sounds good! Thanks for your wonderful post. 🙂

  7. Natalie says:

    A lovely collection of Payong photos, Teresa. I love Hungary and France. #PPAC

    1. Teresa says:

      Yes I do too…such awesome cities!

  8. I like it colourful too. These are so happy-making. Roman people also don’t care for umbrellas. 😀 Whereas in Slovenia we do as it can rain for days.

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  9. jazzytower says:

    Love all the colors!! Nice shots.


    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Pat ❤️

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