Sunday, February 27, 2011

Put on your Shades!!.....It's Time for Tlacotalpan!!




















I know a lot of you living up North in the land of eternal winter and snow are weary of the weather, and eagerly awaiting the first signs of Spring....and a splash of colour. No need to wait any longer!! Feast your eyes on this banquet of vibrant hues courtesy of a very sleepy town in the state of Veracruz....namely Tlacotalpan. It surely is the most colourful place on the globe!! of course all the streets are a fine mixture of all the colours of the rainbow, cheek by jowl, by I couldn't resist colour coding them according to a Comex paint chart. What do you think of the results???








































































































































Red and yellow, and green, and blue.....Yep they are all here!! Which is your favourite?? Think I am plumping for the sizzling hot, hot pink!! For more global glimpses of the world this week, check out My World Tuesday by clicking here....Enjoy!! And Spring is surely just around the corner.....??

21 comments:

...louciao... said...

Thanks for the heads up to don our shades! I am basking in the glow of these intensely hot colours and working on my tan as I gaze at them in wonder. My favourite is the first one with the multiple hues; second would be the orange with lime and lemon flavourings...kind of like my kitchen on acid. Great stuff!

Fly Girl said...

Oh Catherine, you are so right. Weary is not even the half of it. I will have to escape the bleakness soon. These pix do help. My fave is of course, the violet.

Joanna said...

These colour coded collages are a total treat! Thank you from snowy/rainy Victoria BC. I cannot choose a favorite. They're all lovely.

Peter said...

Nice buildings, nice colours, nice collages... ! I like a lot! (Selling paint must be good buisness there!) :-)

My garden haven said...

Love your colour scheme!
Rosie

EG Wow said...

Thank you for all this glorious colour, Catherine!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love all the colors and, as always, they do bring back such fun memories of my year in Mexico! And what a warm, delightful post to enjoy on another cold, gray, grim day! I'm doing daily offerings to the weather gods to make sure we have lovely sunshine for your visit to Seattle and Washington!! Have a great week, Catherine!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

What a beautiful, vibrant town and you did a great job with the collages.

ewok1993 said...

a visual feast. thank you for sharing. i love to see more of mexico someday, see what you've been sharing with us.

Owen said...

Wow ! That's all I can say ! Things are much more subdued around here. Walking those streets must be like drinking ten cups of coffee !

Indrani said...

Beautiful facades, I like your collection.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You have the post of the week as far as I cam concerned. Not only such great colorful photos, I cannot believe the sorting that you did.

Well done.

Hazel said...

The variety of colors certainly is eye candy. Veracruz... I heard that mentioned in some film. Thanks for a glimpse of your world.

Arija said...

Brilliant way of showing all that colourful beauty.
The colours are so cheerful, they would be just as happy in a snowscape and bring much needed cheer there.
What a lovely and beautifully maintained town it is!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous shots and wonderful splashes of colour to cheer me up. Thanks.

stardust said...

You've made me cheerful with beautiful facades, beautiful photos, beautiful framing, and last but not least, beautiful idea. I can't decide easily which color I love, each and every color is pleasing, but I'll go for my all time favorite blue color.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the first one, Catherine, with all the colours, but they're all great. Yes, we needed a jolt of colour here right about now. I just posted "G is for green" for the ABC Wednesday meme, to get away from the searingly cold whiteness outside my window.
Spring, unfortunately, comes late here in Alberta. Gardeners call May 24 "gardening weekend" around here. May! Imagine! I'd love to be in Mexico right now. A friend in San Felipe, Baja, is painting her kitchen cupboards right now and I'd love to be there to supervise. LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lynette Killam said...

Oh, this is glorious...just what I needed on this grey day!!! I love shooting windows and door, too, and you've captured some beauties. Makes me want to grab my camera and climb on a plane...:)

Lynette
Imagination Lane

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the great comments this week.....greatly appreciated!

Irene said...

All I can say is Thank You! I love all the colors as I sit here in our building on a hillside where we are encased in soft, gray fog.

cocomino said...

Hello.Nice to meet you.I came from my world site.There are many impressive photo in this site.I have never been to Mexico.I want to go there someday.