Gold. Copa de oro. Gold cup. This post is for our friends in the North, caught up in the drab and grey of winter rain, sleet or snow. Low light and endless nights. Hang in there. Colours will come back.
Orange. Cempazúchitl, flower for the Day of the Dead.
Terracotta. Better safe than sorry: this house is under the joint protection of the Virgin Mary and Saint Karl (Marx). (No tire basura: Don’t throw garbage)
Lava grey. Most of this area in the South of Mexico city was covered with lava and ash by the eruption of a volcano called Xitle (Navel) around 400 AD.
Terre de Sienne. One can find those barred windows all across Latin America. Many of the houses in the area date back to the Spanish “Colony”, around 1700 AD.
Blue. Again. Those typical…
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