cce’s fun foto challenge; colorful buildings

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
Alfred Eisenstaedt

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”
Wassily Kandinsky

“The Boathouse” out by Stanley Market overlooking Stanley Bay on Hong Kong Island serve fantstic “Fish & Chips”. (March 2019)

“I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn’t say any other way
– things I had no words for.”
Georgia O’Keeffe

Fridge magnets with mini models of all the fanastic old town houses in Gdańsk (Poland), hard to resist (November 2019)

“Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”
RuPaul

Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, is one of the world wirdest and beautiful house I ever seen.

Hundertwasserhaus poster

Built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-creator. (August 2014)

“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.”
Paul Klee

A wonderful little house I met when I was out walking along one of the back streets in Istanbul. (December 2019)

“Colors speak all languages.”
Joseph Addison

Costa Nova’s world famous candy striped houses … located in the Centre of Portugal. Built more or less on a sandbank. Miles of white sand and crystal blue water … nice fish restaurant, little nice market hall and streets of striped houses. The striped colorful houses in Costa Nova are known as palheiros which in English means haystack. They were orginal used by the fishermen to store their fishing nets. (May 2018)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All about buildings: Colorful buildings

22 thoughts on “cce’s fun foto challenge; colorful buildings

  1. Ah, some beautiful building. And of course, the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna. I’ve never actually been to Hundertwasserhaus. If my memory serves me correctly, I would have passed it on the bus to the Kahlenberg, which is the highest point overlooking the City of Vienna. I think it’s in that direction somewhere! 😆

    Closer to home, I can think of the village of Tobermory, which is on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Now I’ve never actually set foot in Tobermory itself, but would pass the village on the ferry from Oban to either Castlebay on the Isle of Barra, or Lochboisdale, which is on the Isle of South Uist, both of which are around a 4.5 to 5 hours journey.

    Closer to home still, there was a house near the town of Donaghadee on the Warren Road, approaching from the north-west (from Bangor, County Down direction). This house was painted every year in bright, and often vivid colours. One year, it might be painted Canary Yellow. The next year, a Sky Blue. The next, Magnolia, and so on. One year, it was painted a bright pink, which, according to local newspapers at the time, brought complaints to the local council, based in Bangor. One year, it was painted a light purple, which was a horrible colour. This was back in the early to mid 1980’s. It was like a game of, “What colour is this house going to be today?” 😆

  2. Barry, thanks for your comment …. with Goggle’s help have I visit all the places you mention here. I love Donaghadee – Also my old bus #7 goes direct out there … I will go there next I’m in Belfast.
    To Tobermory I will not make, very pretty place.
    Thank you so much for all the information,
    Hundertwasserhaus I visited by BIGBUS tour the first time, then was back in Vienna I found it on my own. Went in a bookstore and looked at one of their maps … didn’t buy it. And I found it on my own, felt like a native … so proud that I by walking and metro made it. The house had a very nice cafe. So next time you have to visit. Not fare from there is “Kunst Haus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser” that he also designed. Great place – wired and wonderful too. 5 min walk.

  3. I love this gallery. The fridge magnets — woo hoo! I love fridge magnets.

    The most surprising pic was the one you took in Istanbul. I’ve never been, but I imagine houses like that are rare! And you found it!

    • Lola, thank you for your lovely comment … I love fridge magnets too. I have a whiteboard in the kitchen, where I keep them all on. Only from my travelling. That house in Istanbul is very rare, but there is something called the French Quarters and there it’s very colourful and artistic. This house is only a block away. Just amazed about the work that has gone into it fantastic pattern and details. I don’t know, but maybe it’s a B&B or something. They had the cat house for Istanbul’s cats. Just love it.

  4. *smile* A day late : May I be different . . . well, feel different. ! I am certain some psychologist could write a long paragraph on this, but . . . I am not comfortable wit houses of colour . . .by no means do they have to look like army barracks but I love the house colours to drop into the background to allow us to enjoy the difference twixt the nature outside and our own particular decor inside. I like there to be a relatively ‘neutral’ zone tho’, indeed, I wanted to become an architect first and foremost and that did not happen !!! Yes, charming to visit, no to really wanting such for a residence !! Eisenstadt kind’pf ‘clicks’ with me !!!

    • Eha, I haven’t forgotten you!!!! There I’m opposite you. I love the coloured house, but in the right environment. Here is Sweden in we have our world-famous “Falu red” – The earliest evidence of the use of falu red dates from the 16th century. During the 17th century, falu red was commonly used wooden house. Falu red is a dye that is used in a deep red paint, well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns. And the window frames and corners of the houses are always white. So pretty. Known in the world as Swedish red. I live in an apartment … solid house. Our entrance was bombed 2 years ago .. and not much in the house moved. I bet you have a great eye for details … so I think you could have been a great architect.

        I love the small fishing village in Ireland and Scotland with their made colour combinations – pink with purple details. It makes me happy and feeling good. I don’t think we can get enough of colours in our world. And my camera loves them too. I wish you great weekend
    • Eha, I haven’t forgotten you!!!! There I’m opposite you. I love the coloured house, but in the right environment. Here is Sweden in we have our world-famous “Falu red” – The earliest evidence of the use of falu red dates from the 16th century. During the 17th century, falu red was commonly used wooden house. Falu red is a dye that is used in a deep red paint, well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns. And the window frames and corners of the houses are always white. So pretty. Known in the world as Swedish red. I live in an apartment … solid house. Our entrance was bombed 2 years ago .. and not much in the house moved. I bet you have a great eye for details … so I think you could have been a great architect.

        I love the small fishing village in Ireland and Scotland with their made colour combinations – pink with purple details. It makes me happy and feeling good. I don’t think we can get enough of colours in our world. And my camera loves them too. I wish you great weekend
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    • Emma, thank you so much for your visit and for your kind comment. Means a lot to me. *smile I totally agree with you, I’m a very uninformed person … all over the place. *smile

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