do I know these lanes

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courtesy Kiki van Eijk

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

Have you?

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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.

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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?

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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.

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courtesy TommytheA

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

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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!

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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!)

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courtesy supercool

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courtesy baabuzz

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courtesy hiddlebee

the muted colours also

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courtesy distra

the squeaky clean look

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the used old rich patina of life

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the pink floor!

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the azure sky is up or down below

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the browns with rich carvings

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and if you thaught there will not be any greys!

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or white and black

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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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