Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Not Afraid Of Colors


In Ireland they use colors on houses - and not the traditional white, red and brown. They use bright colors in a way that the streets looks like candy lanes. Oh, how I wish I could live in such a place where colors are a part of every day life.

The photo is taken in Kinsale a little fishing village in the south of Ireland this summer. This small village has a population of a little under 3.000 people. But during the summer time it increases substantially and the village is filled with tourists from all parts of the world. The place is known for its gourmet restaurants and I must say: This is the place to go if you are not on a diet. LOL!!

I enjoyed everything about staying there and wish to go back. Not only for the colors of their houses but also for the colors of the irish. They are the most loving people - do not take them selves seriously and always has a lot of humor.

I just wanted to share this photo with all the colors with you. Right now I have a lot of knitting projects that do not seem to get finished. Must be the dark and rainy weather....

Enjoy your day - and give it a little color. What ever that might be!!!
Another street in Kinsale.

22 comments:

  1. Blir jo rett og slett glad av å se på de fine fargene- og så KOSELIG det ser ut der i Kinsale! Skjønner godt at du ble betatt! :-)

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    1. Takk skal du ha Britt!!! Ja, det er nesten for godt til å være sant!!!

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  2. My husband is Irish, and we have visited several times. I love the brightly coloured buildings, and the friendliness of the Irish!

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    1. Thank you Sam - I know, the irish are so friendly. I always miss that when I go home to Norway!!

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  3. Så herlig da! Ser ut som en fin liten by, og man må jo bare like de farvene! De er jo akkurat sånne som du liker så godt også, ser jo ut som strikkinga og musene dine :)

    Ha en flott onsdag! Klem :)

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    1. Takk skal du ha Desirée!!! Ja, akkurat noe for meg!!!

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  4. Så flott der var, ser hvor du har alle fargene ifra, virkelig gla farger! Ha en fantastisk uke hos deg!

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  5. Thanks for sharing this colorful village! It reminds me of one of my favorite places, Burano, where they also use vibrant colors on their houses. In the past, since the houses are pretty much all the same shape & connected, the colors enabled fishermen returning home to know which cove to enter for their house.

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    1. You are welcome Debbie!!! Maybe that is the same story about the houses in Ireland. I have to look into that!!!! Thank you for pointing that out!!

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  6. When I was 16, I did a paper about Ireland for my englisch exams at school, and wrote about the colourfull houses. My teacher did not believe me and said I was exaggerating about the colours! If only he could see this!

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    1. Well, not even a teacher is always right!!!! I just discovered this: An annual Tidy Town competition in 1958 encouraged Irish towns to compete to see which could be the most colorful. Today bright colors are the norm. How cool is that??

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  7. I love color, too and thought you might enjoy this beautiful blog post: http://www.messynessychic.com/2012/11/15/travel-p0rn-an-urban-quest-for-color/

    I was surprised to see that she blogged about colorful towns just a day after you blogged about Kinsale.

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    1. Oh thank you so much for that link - what an eye candy!!! Wow!!!!

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  8. I love these photo's!!! I love the bright colors of the buildings! This is the way life should be! Bright and happy! The houses out east in Canada, are painted in bright colors and I think it's great ;o) Hugs Lone ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy!! I would so like to go to Canada!!!! Hugs to you too!!

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  9. Hej Lone!
    Kinsale is indeed bright and colourful, I'm not sure if it's for the fisherman's sake really, maybe more to do with the Tidy Towns competition, which is still going strong, and the fact that for a long time the Planning Authorities never thought of telling people what colours they could use on their houses. I think some planning authorities are now beginning to tell people building one-off houses out in the countryside what colours they may/may not paint their houses.
    Å andra sidan, så var jag helt förtjust i de faluröda stugorna i Sverige då jag bodde där, och i de fina små trähus man ser både i Sverige och Norge, så jag tycker att det är ännu mer vackert med de skandinaviska röda eller svarta stugor med vita eller röda knutar i en dal med björkar, granskog och en liten sjö.
    å, vad man kan längta bort.....

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    1. Thank you barazile!!! And I discovered that online after searching for it. It may be eye catching if one is not living there... LOL!!

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  10. Fantastisk! Vi har en fargerik gate her også, men ingenting i forhold til dette!

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    1. Ja, ikke sant Nina Lise. Vi kunne bodd der!!!!

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  11. Så utrolig vakkert og morsomt. Har kun vært i Dublin i Irland, og følgelig gått glipp av denne lille skatten her. Den er sporenstreks lagt inn på listen over steder vi har lyst til å besøke.

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    1. Tusen takk Helle!! Dublin er utrolig flott, og du vil bli overrasket over hvor fint det er utenfor storbyen også!!!

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