The beauty of the colorful streets around the world
THE ISLAND OF BURANO, VENICE, ITALY
Burano island in Italy captivates visitors with small rows of houses painted with different colors which are separated by a long green canal, connected by a couple of poetic bridges, and typical boats of Venice.
This is where the fishermen live, so visitors can easily find popular eateries serving fresh seafood, but the price is not too expensive. The reason for these colorful houses was to distinguish the fishermen’s houses when they were far away on the lagoon.
Burano has developed the traditional craft of knitting lace since the 16th century. Even though it only has a small area, the island has many ancient architectural works. Therefore, visitors should not miss the colorful streets of Burano when coming to Venice.
THE OLD TOWN OF COLMAR, FRANCE
Colmar town is extremely romantic. The scenery looks like it has just stepped out of a fairy tale. Picturesque, fairy town are also the words people use to describe this town. With the typical architecture of France, the colorful wooden houses with the canal running through has given Colmar the nickname 'miniature Venice'.
These colorful streets are an ideal place for couples to enjoy their sweet honeymoon. Admiring the beautiful scenery of the lovely houses or simply walking down the street, you will feel like you are in paradise because this is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
BALAT QUARTER, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Escaping the bustle in Istanbul and heading to Balat to see the colorful streets and antique shops will give visitors a fresher look at Turkey. Balat is also a destination for those who want to experience the local culture with the casual image of men sitting in teahouses and children playing football on the streets. In addition, you will not have to worry about hunger because the bakeries on the street always have the smells of traditional Turkish bread and coffee.
RAINBOW VILLAGE, TAICHUNG, TAIWAN
Lost in the land of the rainbow, visitors will be dizzy with eye-catching motifs on the houses. They were adorned by a former soldier named Huang Yung-fu who initiated the painting to renovate his home. Later, the houses next door were also decorated with eye-catching shapes that made the whole village become extremely vibrant, which has attracted tourists. The colorful village with murals of animals, flowers, and cartoons is also an ideal check-in destination for your trip to Taiwan.
LAS PALMITAS NEIGHBORHOOD, PACHUCA, MEXICO
This low-income neighborhood has really been turned into a work of art with about 2,000 rainbow-colored houses. The idea came from a group of artists who spent 14 months turning this Las Palmitas hillside neighborhood into a giant colorful mural.
When viewed from afar, the whole town is like a rainbow that brings artistic inspiration to many artists. Embellishing by painting the streets is also a great way to change the negative view of low-income neighborhoods.
VILLAJOYOSA TOWN, SPAIN
In Villajoyosa, visitors will find fishermen's houses with tall and narrow shapes but colorful spread along the beach. The houses are painted in different colors so that the fishermen can see them from the far seas. The name Villajoyosa means the city of joy which is not wrong because the town is also known for delicious food that inspires visitors, especially chocolate.
Chocolate Factory Valor is the only remaining factory of the town and currently supplies chocolate to the whole of Spain. This colorful town attracts a lot of tourists every year.
HAJI LANE, SINGAPORE
Haji Lane is known as a neighborhood suitable for fashion and art aficionados, with 'quality' clothing shops many of which belong to young Asian designers. In addition, there are also countless elaborate handmade pieces of jewelry sold in Haji Lane.
With its vibrant architecture, colorful streets are one of the places for young people to take pictures besides beautiful murals outside the restaurants, cafes, and bars.
BO-KAAP TOWN, CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
In Bo-Kaap, you can see the most colorful houses on the planet. The town is one of Capetown's most popular tourist destinations. Its colorful streets were born when residents decided to paint pastel colors to highlight their homes. The tiny Bo-Kaap Museum contains the whole history and culture of the town. Bo-Kaap is a blend of Malaysian, African, Indian and Sri Lankan cultures.
RUE CRÉMIEUX, PARIS, FRANCE
The most colorful street in Paris, France, called Rue Crémieux is definitely one of the ideal places for you to create memorable photographs. The neighborhood is located in district 12, between de Lyon and de Bercy roads and only 144 meters long. The colorful houses on this gravel road are very interesting and make you feel like you have escaped the busy tourist area in Paris.
The houses are painted in colors but still retain the elegance inherent of the magnificent Paris, you should try coming here and feel the atmosphere.
By: Andres Weaver