Colorful buildings of Aruba and Curacao

On Aruba and Curacao the buildings, houses and schools were painted in very bright colors, some were more bold than others, some were more muted. The only other island I have seen buildings painted in such vivid colors was on Borano, Italy near Venice. The colors gave the two islands such a unique feel and I swear I was walking into people while I was looking up at all the different colored building. Enjoy a small sampling of the variety of buildings on these two islands!

Walked down an alleyway and looked through this

Shopping plaza in Aruba

Same shopping center

Tourism shop in Aruba
House in  Aruba

Shopping street in Aruba

Shopping plaza in Aruba



Downtown Willemstad, Curacao

School in Aruba

Willemstad, Curacao on the canal entering the city
Rooftops in  Aruba
Homes in Aruba
McDonald's anyone?
Backside of the floating market
The distillery where the liquor, Blue Curacao, is made, used in drinks like an AMF
What do you think of these buildings? Want to paint your house or apartment building in these colors?

31 comments:

amy b.s. said...

the colors are simply amazing.

birdie to be said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I am dreaming of a vacation there!

Holly said...

I love that shopping center in Aruba...it's so unique! And that's cool you got to see that distillery. I also like that floating market!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

Those colors are great!! I'd love to go there!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

I love the photo of the floating market - so many pretty colors!

Michelle said...

Isn't Aruba gorgeous! I would go back there in a heart beat. We rented bikes and rode them over to that shopping center. The bikes were the same color pink - my bike and my fiance's!

Christina said...

I went to Borano and loved it! Such a neat little village.

I think if I lived somewhere like that, I'd paint my house like that. Not here though, my HOA would chase me out of the neighborhood!

sherri lynn said...

I love all of the colors! I wouldn't want my house painted such a bright color, but I love going to the beach and seeing all of the beach houses bright pretty colors!

Camylla Leonardi said...

Truly amazing! Love the colors!

Lots of love
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TaraMixandMatch said...

I love how colorful everything is!

ashley said...

what an animated city! i love all the colors

Jess said...

I love the bright colors and am dying to go to Aruba to check it out! Hope you had a blast there!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

The bright colors of the buildings are simply amazing! Aruba looks like a beautiful place, thanks for sharing the pictures!

Kitty Cat said...

All the buildings kind of remind me of the 'It's a small world' castle because of all the awesome colors.

Jenna said...

I don't think you could possibly be sad if you lived in such a colorful place! I feel happier having just seen pictures :)

dani said...

Oh my word keep these gorgeous shots coming!

Stephanie said...

They are so bright and cheery! I love it!

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Oh my goodness, those colorful buildings are amaxing! They almost feel like a movie set.

Allison said...

Beautiful buildings! How could anyone be unhappy or grumpy in a place with such beautiful colors!!

Meggan from Lila Grace Accessories said...

I have never been to Curacao or Aurba, but I would love to! These pictures beautiful!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Thanks for visiting walks with bella. Lovely blog you have here, those images are so vibrant and beautiful. Aruba is one of the only few places I have left to visit in the caribbean and I can't wait to go!

www.StarHughes.com said...

That is sooo neat that the buildings are all painted in such happy, bright colors! I love it!!! Great photography too!

Stephanie said...

These building are so fun! I love all the colors in south american architecture.

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

If I wasn't convinced before (believe me, I was), then I am certainly convinced now! I have to visit Aruba, these pics are stunning!

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous colors! Have a fabulous weekend, Kellie xx

iris said...

These colors are amazing! I've never been to the islands, but now I'm thinking maybe I should. They're a heck of a lot more convenient than a lot of other places I've been!

Holly said...

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Neon Blonde Runner said...

Ah nice colors, I'd fit in there perfectly!

Sienna said...

oh gosh i love these, i want to go so bad

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

Those pictures are amazing!! Love them! So glad I found your cute blog!! Can't wait to follow along!
xo-
Jamielyn
I ♥ Nap Time

Lauren said...

This makes me want to go back to Aruba so badly!