The pictures were taken by Jessica Devnani, a photographer and travel blogger from Toronto, Canada and show doorways, balconies, steps and furniture throughout the city, painted in a diverse range of bright colours. Located on the shores of a sprawling artificial lake called Embalse Guatapé, the town has become famous for the fresco-like decoration seen on the traditional houses. The illustrations depict animals, people and shapes that cover many buildings. “The entire town is colourful and cheerfully painted. Apparently it started with families painting images along the sides of their homes and it has just evolved from there. This little town was an absolute pleasure to meander through and photograph,” Jessica told Lonely Planet News.
Located approximately two-hours’ drive away from Medellín, Guatapé is popular with tourists and is known for offering a peaceful break from the city, while also featuring a stunning panoramic view of nature and the surrounding scenery from the top of its hill.
Jessica’s adventures have brought her to six continents, where she has explored and documented a range of different cities, cultures and landscapes. More of her work is available on her website, Pink Plankton.