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South American Flair

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Jessica Devnani

I’ve posted about beautifully-colored villages like Burano and Chefchaouen a few times before, but I think this one actually wins the prize for most colorful. This is Guatapé, an Andean resort town in northwest Colombia, east of Medellín (the “world’s most murderous city”). Photographer Jessica Devnani stumbled up on it completely by accident while backpacking through Columbia.

Devnani learned the beautiful town’s tradition of painting every surface started with a few families putting up murals on the sides of their houses depicting something that mattered to them – their family tree, their family business, their religious beliefs. Then the idea caught on, and eventually, the whole town was doing it. I can’t say I blame them. It really is charming!

All photos property of Jessica Devnani.

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Jessica Devnani

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “South American Flair

  1. I love that there are no people in the photos to distract the eye…..not that you could possibly be distracted by all this beautiful, vibrant color!

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  2. The colours are wonderful. It is very neat. There is not a thing out of place. Makes it sort of surreal.

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  3. omg (which I don’t use lightly)!!!!!! for fun, did a color adjustment to see them in only black & white – wow! amazing how color changes eeeevvveeerrryyything! tx Donna, for sharing

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  4. Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented:
    Now there is a town with civic pride but can you imagine keeping it pristine? I LOVE THESE PICTURES and they are very festive so after my last downer post, I’m reblogging for the enjoyment of all. THANX for a great post OBT. ~~dru~~

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  5. Wow! Wouldn’t it be great if more neighbourhoods embraced vibrant colour like this?

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  6. Stunning photos. How wonderful that they take the time to make their community so beautiful.

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  7. This is a perfect illustration of the importance of place – these lively beautiful colors would suffer terribly in a sunlight less direct than these latitudes offer. Dazzling in their proper geography, though!

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  8. wonderfull!!! Is on my bucketlist,thanks for sharing this!

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  9. Wouah, the colours, amazing !!!

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