Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Colors of Yucatán


MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – There’s something to see around every corner in Yucatán, and colorful surprises wherever you look. For the last couple of years, I’ve been documenting some of the moments of color I have encountered, and the results follow.

It can be as simple as a blue house, almost becoming part of the sky:
  
Or a pink house, vividly contrasting with it:

The stately charm of a green colonial:
  
Or the warmth of an orange one:

It can be as basic as an old, purple house:

Or the bougainvillea coming over a wall:

The pink and purple flowers of spring:

Or the white ones of summer:
  
Or brightest of all, the flamboyant tree:

You can find colors in the city, like the dappled sunlight on a building on Paseo de Montejo:
  
Or the wall of a cantina near the market:
  
The church in Colonia Itzimná:

A school near Parque de la Mejorada:


Or the old post office:
  
Outside the city is colorful too, although sometime more monochrome:

While Izamal at night is a feast of yellow warmth:

The small village of Chocholá has pastel color:

While the paradise of the coast can best be seen in Chelem Puerto:


On a sunny day, or even in the evening, color is everywhere in Yucatán. Take a moment as you move around to appreciate it, absorb it, and photograph it. Share it with your friends, especially in the winter with those at home in Cleveland, Toronto, or London. If the cloudless blue skies and powdery beaches don’t bring them down, I don’t know what will.

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