I was looking through some old travel photos last night and found some of Tirana, Albania. If you've ever been there you probably know that a few years ago the mayor had many of the buildings painted in colorful, crazy patterns to build the morale of the residents. It's kind of amazing to look at all of them together.
So tell me: What's the most colorful place you've ever been???
Tulum, Mexico Ruins. l am fond of sailboats. l stay in very fancy suites. l love flying in a helicopter through the Grand Canyon. Going up highway 22 on Lake Michigan. St. Simons Island. Tampa. The entire Gulf Coast. I-10, I-80. South Dakota in a lightening Storm on the Lakota Reservation. Old Montreal. Peachtree St. West Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta. Still the best, is Macatawa, Frank Baum thought so too.
I'll choose two in South America.
In Valparaiso, Chile, you'll see colorful homes dot the 45 hills of Valparaiso, street art on walls in almost every neighborhood, painted stairs and artwork on funiculars.
Narrow alley walls are painted, such as the alleyway (photo above) to Casino Social J Cruz, a local favorite restaurant for the famous Chilean dish, chorrillana.
My other top colorful destination is Rio de Janeiro's Escadaria Selaron, the 215 painted, tiled steps in Lapa. Jorge Selaron, a Chilean-born artist started the project in 1990 (photo below).
Capri in Italy is colorful. It's beautiful. You can see many flowers hanged from the walls of houses and from doors. Being in Capri is like being in a picture itself.
Tulum. l am fond of sailboats. l stay in very fancy suites. l love flying in a helicopter through the Grand Canyon Village. Going up Michigan 22 on Lake Michigan. Saint Simons Island. Tampa. The entire Gulf Coast Main Street. I-10, I-80. South Dakota in a lightening Storm on the Lakota Reservation. Vieux-Montreal. Peach Tree Street West Paces Ferry Road Northwest. Still the best, is Macatawa, Frank Baum thought so too.
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Seeing the floats parked on display the day after the Rose Parade, Pasadena. After the parade is over, the floats are all taken to a large open field and put on display for spectators. We were in L.A. over New Year's when I was 13 and Mum and Dad took me to see the floats, which were an explosion of colours and intricate patterns from the flowers and other materials used to create them. Seeing them up close made me appreciate the workmanship and time it takes to make them look the way they do.
Probably Curacao. All the buildings are painted bright colors