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    The colorful streets of Bo Kaap in Cape Town weren't always this way. The facades were once mandated to be a drab, uniform color during Apartheid. After Apartheid ended, the residents painted their homes every color of the rainbow to celebrate their freedom and Eid (a Muslim festival). Visiting Bo Kaap during the intense mid-day sunlight, the houses were so brightly colored it was almost blinding!
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    This photo stopped me in my tracks when I saw it in daily upload edits! The colors are bold, the composition is comical from the way you broke up the colors right down the middle. I love that you included information in your caption about how the buildings became these colors! So well done!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 3, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2018
    Location: Bo-Kaap, Western Cape, South Africa
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Focal Length: 90 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/9
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Stephanie Miller, The Scenic Suitcase
    Categories: Places
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2018, I Want to Go There...
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest, 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year