These most vibrant places catch the attention not only of the thousands of tourists who visit each year, but also of many architects around the world.
Despite being considered one of the most vibrant places, there are several reasons for this diversity of colors. Some cities use specific colors on roofing as a climate strategy, while others simply have a tradition of painting houses in a certain way. Keep reading to find out!
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
One of the most vibrant places is located in Canada. Most of the houses in St. John’s are in the same vein, which is why the center of St. John’s is called “Jellybean row”.
The colorful island of Burano, also in Italy, is located about seven kilometers from Venice. Burano was home to fishermen and legend says that the houses were painted in bright hues so they could see their way home when fog blanketed the lagoon.
Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa
Visited by a number of travelers from around the world for the sole purpose of photographing these amazing houses. The houses in Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town are colored because it’s the way to find someone’s house.
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The beautiful island of Procida has just won the title of Italy’s Capital of Culture for the year 2022. Old folklore suggests the pastel-colored buildings were painted this way so that fisherman could identify their houses while out at the sea.
La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
This image is part of the history of the most vibrant places around the world and began when in the 1950s when local artist Benito Quinquela Martín started painting the old houses in bright colors.