Ever seen the movie Pleasantville? Or imagined living in a place where everything is the same color? Well this concept actually exists. Except for it's not in black and white. It in blue, yellow, and red!
Júzcar (220 residents) is a town in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain.
Izamal is a town in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km (about 40 miles) east of state capital Mérida. Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. This settlement is known in Yucatán as "The Yellow City".
Jaipur was founded in 1727 AD. by Sawai Jai Singh II and was named after him. In 1863 Jaipur dressed itself in "pink" to welcome Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria. The colour became an integral part of the city and it came to be known as `The Pink City`.
Collonges-la-Rouge is 23 km (14.3 mi) southeast of Brive in the Limousin. The buildings are all the same color because of the local sandstone they use to build them. The town is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association ("The most beautiful villages of France", and is actually where this association was created. It is one of the most visited sites in the Limousin - a region in central France.
The historical village of Piódão is located in the slope of Serra do Açor (a mountain in central Portugal). The houses are built in the local materials: slate walls, roofs covered with stone slabs and wooden doors and windows.
The sun is hot in Andalusia, and white paint reflects the heat, keeping interiors cool. There are 1,500 white towns in Spain, scattered throughout the country, most of them situated in Andalucía. Many of them are hidden in remote places and are almost unknown.
Chefchaouen or Chaouen is a town in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue.
The ancient town of Chefchaoen in Morocco served as a refuge for Jews during the Spanish Reconquista in the Middle Ages. Jewish refugees who fled Europe during the 1930s revived their neighborhoods in Chefchaoen by using a blue tinted whitewash on their homes.
Aren't these towns incredible? I wonder if psychologically the color affects the mood of the people who live there. What do you think?
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