do I know these lanes


courtesy Kiki van Eijk

I have never seen so many colours in a city architecture ever before.

Have you?


courtesy Michael R. Swigart

May be you know a lot about San Cristobal de las Casas, a city in Mexico.

I did not know until a few days ago.


courtesy Alma Roma

Ever since I saw images of this colourfully rich city, I feel haunted. Yeh haunted!

I ask myself again and again – do I know these lanes?


courtesy esterpics

India is full of colours too. But no I haven’t seen these palettes.

Yellows, blues, red, greens, violets in every merry hue. All the contrasts, new combinations you can check in San Cristobal.


courtesy TommytheA

If you see any colour or shade missing do write to me, I will post them for you.


Though I am an Indian colours do not easily attract me but I do not mind these colours. In fact San Cristobal colours are mind boggling for me!


Do check all the links (all credits for these colourful photos go to them), they have many more wonderful photos. (as if my post is not exhaustive enough!)


courtesy supercool


courtesy baabuzz


courtesy hiddlebee

the muted colours also


courtesy distra

the squeaky clean look


the used old rich patina of life







the pink floor!


the azure sky is up or down below




the browns with rich carvings


and if you thaught there will not be any greys!


or white and black


how can I forget the people!

The ones who visit my blog from Mexico (I see you in my sitemeter) if you have any design or design related or photo blog; please leave your links in my comment box. I would love to know your country!

( all via links are in random order)

3 thoughts on “do I know these lanes”

  1. You’d be amazed by how similar our mexican and indian palettes are from each other!!!… I was in India, Nepal and Tibet in 2001 and I’m still in shock. Actually I’m starting a wedding invitation business down here in Mexico, distributing indian-handmade invitations from Jaipur, a little bit adapted for our mostly catholic culture, since modern mexican couples are looking for new patterns and colors, aside from the traditional all-white cards. There are patterns and designs are much alike too, very close to hispanic colonial styles (since we had an european intervention, too – which had to somewhat ‘adapt’ to our also rich color prehispanic legacy).
    You have a great design blog, by the way!

  2. You know what a colour freak I am & I absolutely love you for sharing these godawesome pictures!!! what colours, designs, the windows and grills- amazing! A HUGE HUG from me to you for this post 🙂

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