After my 50th high school reunion in Chicago, I visited a friend who had retired to Guatape, Colombia, a small town outside of Medellin. Here are some photos of the homes. People paint images that depict the family’s work or story on the front of their homes, the bottom part. The government partially subsidizes the paint. It’s expensive because it must weather nearly six months per year of rain!
I must confess, I enhanced the photos a bit. I increased the contrast settings to make the colors pop a bit more than in real life. It’s a hilly village, so many streets are on angles.
Guatapé – Wikipedia
Guatapé is a town and municipality in Antioquia Department,Colombia. It is a part of the subregion of Eastern Antioquia. Guatapé is bordered on the north by ….
You might also enjoy looking at some of the many YouTube videos about this beautiful small town. Unfortunately, too many tourists and foreign retirees may ruin its charm within a few years. It helps to speak Spanish here since the town is still new to tourists with only a few English-speakers