Saturday, March 12, 2011

Color Carnival #81 & Sundays in My City - Colorful San Francisco Houses - March 13, 2011

San Francisco is well known for its colorful Victorians but these famous "painted ladies"
are not the only structures sporting bright and cheerful colors.  Here is just a small
sampling


















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25 comments:

  1. These are all beautiful...
    Most of us like colors but architects don't think so. Most of them design boring grey/glass buildings nowadays...
    Happy Sunday!

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  2. beautiful pics i say

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  3. All are nice. But I like the blue one most.


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  4. They are so beautiful! love that pink house.

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  5. WOW those are easter colored houses..lol love them!

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  6. They are so pretty! If I lived in a cheery house like that I don't think I could ever be sad : )
    What fun shots. LOVE them Carmen : )

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  7. Hi Carmen,
    queste case sono tutte molto graziose, ma la casa che io preferisco è la n° 4 !
    Buona domenica :)
    Myriam

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  8. They're beautiful but I'm not sure I could paint my house such a bright color.

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  9. How fun! I love the pink one.

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  10. Our world is wonderful if it is colourful.

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  11. I love the different colors of the houses. They looked so unique.

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  12. Love the colors.

    You are in my thoughts.

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  13. I like bright colors. Of course, I live in Central America. Before that, I lived in a house in New Orleans that was the color of Pepto Bismol. i liked it.

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  14. Love the pink and purple house.

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  15. Whoa- That first one makes a great picture, but I think it would be a little hard to take in real life. The last two are more classic... I guess that is more my taste in house painting.

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  16. BLOGitse -
    After nearly 35 years of living in the San Francisco area, I'm not at all surprised anymore by th wide variety of colors of San Francisco houses!


    FreeHindu -
    Aren't these houses fun? It's hard to be in a gloomy mood with homes like this around.


    Shifan -
    I like that blue Victorian myself. There is a huge market in painting those homes.


    Daogreer Earth Works -
    I've seen Victorians in many parts of the world but I think they are the most colorful here in San Fraqncisco!


    ros@dimaggio63 -
    It is lovely to see you visiting here from Italy! You have some really colorful places in your country...:Portofino is one place that comes to mind!


    Amy -
    When I first moved here 35 years ago, I always dreamed of buying a bright yellow Victorian with white shutters. Never could save enough money, though.


    Mama Zen -
    I never thought I would like a pink house but I think they did a great job with this one.


    rainfield61 -
    I think it's neat that folks are brave enough to paint their homes the colors they like. It certainly brightens up a gloomy day!


    Self Sagacity -
    I don't think, in all my travels about the world, have I ever seen houses sporting the colors they do in San Francico!


    Unknown Mami -
    Thanks for the good thoughts! Hope you're getting some sleep with the new addtion to the family!


    Laurie Matherne -
    In 35 years, I've gotten used to the San Francisco colors. They're fun and they add cheer to a neighborhood.


    Jama -
    Singapore has orchids as bright an colorful as these houses!


    Sharkbytes -
    I wonder if there are any homes like these in your part of the world?


    secret agent woman -
    House like these are definitely a cure for the doldrums!


    Welshcakes Limoncello -
    I have such a good time driving up and down San Francisco streets looing for colorful houses to photograph!


    Life with Kaishon -
    I have to agree with you. Living in a house as colorful as the first one, it would be hard to feel the blues!


    Sonya -
    Those houses do have the look of colored Easter eggs or Easter candy!

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  17. I think the pink one is my favorite! And wow, I can almost feel the sunshine through the screen!

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  18. cute houses. my favorite is the pink house so girly. so me!

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  19. Very colorful indeed... Looks such a bright place, very soothing to the eyes too!!
    Have a good day:)

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  20. I love the charm of the city!!! And, I really enjoyed your walk on the beach on such a windy day post also.

    Today's post Link: Sand Dollars and Sea Drift Seeds

    Thanks for stopping by for my camera critters post... have a glorious day!!

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  21. I would love a pink house! Always loved SF houses because they are so beautiful. Hope you are feeling better!

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  22. Wow..those houses are bold in their colors! I wouldn't dare to paint my house with such vibrant tones since I'm such a boring soul.

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  23. sheila -
    I never would have considered painting my house pink but that one looks so cute! It's perfect for that style of house!


    Ruthi -
    I guess there are some men who might not feel to wierded out by a pink house. It kind of grows on you!


    Arti -
    I love the San Francisco houses. They are so charming. The city has a definite European feel to it.


    HOOTIN' ANNI -
    I fell in love with San Francisco when I had short layover here, en route to Hawaii, when I was 18-years-old. I swore I would live here someday. At 33, it happened...and I've lived in the area nearly 35 years now. I think it's the most unique city in the US...very European in feel.


    mountain woman -
    I go tomorrow to get my stitches out. I know I am going to have an ugly scar on my face. I hate that ( I shouldn't be so vain. I haven't had any pain, though.


    ~✿~Icy BC -
    I don't think you're boring...most people wouldn't be so daring in house colors...dresses, yes, but a house, that's a different story!

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