The Warmth of Ochre
While on a trip to see the 800 year old Dragon Tree on Tenerife, we stumbled across Plaza de La Pila. Bordered by grand old houses of seventeenth and nineteenth century origins, this old square, while modestly proportioned, is breathtaking in character and beauty. Most striking of all to me was the vibrant colour of the ochre plaster used on the buildings. This, the warmest of colours, truly sings against the year-round azure blue sky.
Some nearby flora seemed to take its colour cue from the architecture too! (See the last photo.)