Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Colorful LaPaz

This is our final week in La Paz, where the streets are quiet - many businesses are closed between Christmas and New Years, and the traffic is light. Great conditions for exploring the streets, and discovering amazing color juxtapositions. The small work boats in the Sea of Cortez - called pangas - are traditionally painted some shade of blue, but not just one shade. Where a bunch of pangas are pulled up together, there is a study in blue.

Virtually all the buildings in La Paz are constructed of concrete and finished with plaster, which is then painted. The colored plaster surfaces mellow quickly in the bright sun, and shadows are interesting variations on the color of the fully sunlit walls.

And if that's not enough color for you, there are the sprays of Bougainvillea draped over walls and escaping from courtyards.

Some of these color events found their way into paintings - see them here:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Final week in La Paz".

Where top now? Hawaii, Galapagos?


December 30, 2011 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're heading to La Paz tomorrow morning (1/1/2012). If you're still in town we would be happy to catch up. We met you at the Morro Bay Yatch Club last fall.
Joe and Bonnie

December 31, 2011 4:27 PM  

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