San Miguel Painted Architecture

San Miguel de Allende is a destination in Mexico well known by artists, tourists, and writers. Wikipedia will tell you that the signature elements are the historic town square, classic colonial architecture, and numerous cultural institutions.  To me the signature element was that of the exterior paint jobs of warm and bold  colors on the buildings. I saw this guy painting his place in an unusual rose color, and then I began seeing similar tones, everywhere, similar to the ocher and umber tones you might see in parts of Italy but with a unique freedom, personality, and vibrancy.