Cities of Color
June 20, 2008 4:38 PM   Subscribe

4 Amazing Ancient Cities of Color. [Via]
posted by homunculus (13 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Earlier today. -- cortex

Great post.

Gotta love the one guy in Jodhpur who was all "You know what, fuck this. I'm going with red."
posted by nasreddin at 4:56 PM on June 20, 2008

These photos are a pleasure to behold. Nice find, homunculus.

There are a few new tall (30 stories or so) buildings in my otherwise mainly low-rise neighborhood here in Tokyo, and on occasion, looking out over the vast metropolis in one of those buildings I've thought to myself "wouldn't it be great if people would paint their buildings in really bright, outlandish colors?" But alas, Tokyo is a sprawling sea of pale beige and dull gray buildings. Oh, and beige. And did I mention beige? It's eye-numbing.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:01 PM on June 20, 2008

Those painted elephants are adorable.

And honestly, the photos don't do Marrakech justice. Where are all the carpets?
posted by bettafish at 5:18 PM on June 20, 2008

hey, flapjax, if it makes you feel any better...two years ago I *did* paint the very visible back of my three story house a bright happy blue (front is tile, so I was limited to just painting the veranda rails) and now several other houses in my neighborhood have painted walls and stairs and a couple of front doors in other shades of blue. it's slow to start, to be sure, but at least my corner of central Japan is slowly beginning to get a little color.

It may be my greatest/only contribution to my neighborhood.

the photos of these cities have me torn between a craving for more travel and a desire to visit my friends at the local paint company.
posted by squasha at 5:31 PM on June 20, 2008

little tenements
on a hillside
little tenements made of...I don't know, stone and adOOOObe
little tenements on a hillside
and none of them look the same
there's a pink one
and a green one
and a BLUE one
and a YELlow one
and they're all made out of stone and adobe
and none of them look the same
posted by DU at 6:02 PM on June 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

This is linked to in the color post below.
posted by frobozz at 6:44 PM on June 20, 2008

previously, today? or does it not count because it's under the jump?
posted by dropkick queen at 6:44 PM on June 20, 2008

posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:50 PM on June 20, 2008

Wow! The blue city was my favorite.
posted by carmelita at 6:54 PM on June 20, 2008

You know, I was wondering how they made that amazing blue city set in The Fall... and it turns out it's an actual city. Awesome!
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:56 PM on June 20, 2008

I'd give you 1000 favorites if I could!

monumental civic architecture gives me a stiffy
posted by tachikaze at 6:58 PM on June 20, 2008

Luscious! And like squasha, makes me want to put my traveling shoes on.

That whole blog is quite the find. Thanks, homunculus!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:00 PM on June 20, 2008

Why are these all .gifs?
posted by delmoi at 7:05 PM on June 20, 2008

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