Spanish Village, in Balboa Park, is a collection of working artist studios and galleries.
The colors of the place tend to mesmerize.
A red door that fairly screams to come in.
Yellow-orange hibiscus with a red center, blooming outside a gallery.
Even better paired with a deep blue-violet Morning Glory.
Flowers in a lavender window box, with cotton-candy shutters against a magical blue that shows up over and over. . . .
Planters of succulents in harmony with orange-and-purple scarves and blue-and-green tiles.
A place to take in the magic of art inside and outside the galleries.
This loks like a wonderful place and those colors are a real treat. I think the flowers in the lavender box are my favourites.
It’s a great place to browse. We were also treated to the sounds of bossa nova music by a one-man band while there.
Thanks for allowing all of our eyes to wander with you in this brightly colored space! Like taking a mini-vacation for the visual senses.
Thanks, Meg. I’m glad you liked it.
I love to stroll around artist colonies like this one. Are these mostly painters or other kinds of visual artists too?
The shot with the pink shutters against the blue wall is a stunning color combination. I wouldn’t have thought to match those shades together, but it’s really eye catching, especially with the pink flowers.
Jackie, all kinds of stuff: jewelry, gourds, photography, pottery, glass, etc. etc. A lot of the shops have changed since I lived here four years ago, but the decor is prettier than I remember.
I don’t know what I like more, the artist atmosphere or the vivid colors. I guess you can’t separate the two. It’s all fantastic.
It’s a nice combination of the two, for sure.
So cheerful – I LOVE all these colors.
Me too. 🙂
Oh, I know! I’ll have something muted tomorrow. 🙂
You are so right, the colours do mesmerize! Such vivid, sharp images, Carole!
Thanks so much, Cheryl! I think you’d like this place a lot.