I was having lunch and showing these photos of Mexican walls to a friend when the Chinese restaurant owner looked over my shoulder and asked, “You were in China?” There’s something universal about these walls.
As an interesting sidenote, I ran into an architect who didn’t much like Patzcuaro, saying, “All the walls are painted the same colours, all the signs use the same font. It’s like the town has decided to brand itself. Booorrrring…”
He was talking about the red and white walls and the font used on the walls of this general store ‘Lo Tengo’, whose names translates as ‘I Have It’. Too bad I didn’t have these other photos with me to show that not all the town was boring and ‘branded’. (More on Patzcuaro and a few traditional foods of the region.)