10 April 2013
MMM + LLLLL + EEEEEEE,
Today, I present to you my collection of photos of the various colour combinations found on the buildings in Merida, Mexico, where I was a couple weeks ago. Walking around this city, it is impossible to ignore these colour palettes. I actually became a bit obsessive about photographing them. After about a week, I had to make myself stop, as I had too many photos.
Had a few chats about why it is that most other cities do not have as many colourful buildings. My aunt suggested that the light is just not right, as in these cities, it is just cold and dark and the colours don't look as bright and vivid as they do in the Merida sun. Maybe it's the building materials used - it seems the more stucco the more colour. Stockholm has more stucco, and hence more colour, for example. London has a lot of brick, which does not lend itself to colour. Also, architectural style - London has a lot of Georgian and Victorian buildings which just look a bit crap in blues and pinks etc. Modern and less ornate buildings tend to work well with greens and purples, etc.
Looking forward to our meet soon!
28 October 2012
So while we're on the topic of food (then again, aren't we always?), I thought I'd answer your ice-cream-planet post with some recent findings on weirdly coloured food. Blue and grey... it's so rare to find edible things in these colours, it almost feels wrong. So first we have a blue ramen soup which is being served at a place in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. The soup contains Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae which contains something called phycocyanin, that provides the colour as well as anti-aging benefits in the way of antioxidants. It's served cold and is intended to look as well as taste cooling and refreshing in the summertime. Does it work, who knows? But hey, it's blue soup, I'd try it! Then I've found for you a cake in greyscale. As I know you're not a big colour person, I thought you'd appreciate this especially. Who says dessert has to be all bright and pink and fruity looking, when you can have all that sugary goodness in lovely muted tones of grey? Although what I want to know is, what flavour is grey?