“Colours are life.”
― Chuma Nwokolo, The Ghost of Sani Abacha
There’s a few things I’m a complete sucker for when I’m travelling: buildings, bridges and colour. It wasn’t always this way though. Actually, if I’m being completely honest with you, when I first started travelling I would hardly notice these things.
I’d go to a gorgeous beach side town, only to spend the majority of the day facing the ocean, never once realising that the character of the place would lie in it’s brightly painted shop fronts, the walls covered in graffiti, the detailed cornices of the old houses lining the residential streets away from the tourist spots.
Walking around Dublin, the buildings and bridges had me at hello. It was the colours of the city, though, that really had me head over heels.