A Colonial town outside of Merida is painted completely in yellow.
A young couple rode a moped in matching pink.
The Yucatan is a rainbow of color... nothing shy about it.
In the Yucatan wear sunglasses, no need for crayons, the entire box is in front of your eyee.
It is simply unbelievably brilliant!
Merida is called, "The White City".... it is hard to believe with the color around.
Though on Easter I noticed many people wore white.
But a touch of color could not escape them.
Colorful facades are a given.
Color is another word for oxygen in the Yucatan...
I am certain that the air they breath in Merida is blue!
Old, new, in between, young, old, or a half a day old...
The woman at the market wore a white dress,.... I couldn't believe my eyes! Though her dress was a classic design for the Yucatan, the bottom part of her dress had brightly colored cross stitched flowers.
Two houses joined by a strip of white.
An example of the color palette.
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The historic architecture in the heart of the city can keep you wanting to see more, and there is plenty to see. Many of these Colonial-era buildings are said to have been built using sacred stones from Mayan ruins.
Yucatan facades are like flavors of ice cream (Spanish Spellings to Lick ones Lips),
A darling girl at the market with a bouquet of salad that matched her shirt.
Peppers on a rough piece of wood.
Bursting fire if you bit into them.
The facade's colors to match the sun and the sky.
The women in Yucatan, especially Merida, wear brightly colored, hand made embroidered traditional huipil blouses with lace under dresses.
The houses in Merida are in rows, mostly their facades are flat with a flat top roof. Where the two houses meet, a shared wall that is painted white.
Thatched roof are common for the one room houses in the countryside of Merida.
A hammock is often swaying in the middle.
Muna a small, lively town outside of Merida.
Fantastic morning market, bike taxis line up to help the locals take their shopping home. Guitar players serenade.
Must taste: Handmade tortilla with dried grounded zucchini flower (like a powder), salt and a squeeze of sour orange.
A treat like no other. By far my most favorite mouthful in the Yucatan.
Last week... people lined up in the neighborhoods for the march of Good Friday.
Nothing sober about the color... Easter was white.
Note the detailing above the windows.
A typical street.
The common color for most facades in the Merida is a burnt sienna which is highlighted by the sky, the sun, the grass and every other color that speaks "POP"...
pink appears often as well.
A church stained glass window and painted interior ceiling.
The Yaxcopoil haciendas, like the other old haciendas had small homes built for their workers. Each hacienda had their own style of work men/families homes. They are protected, and cannot be modified. Yaxcopoil were my favorites.
Living color... eye candy appealing.
What color is your home?