In Izamal, Mexico.
All of the buildings in Izamal are painted the same shade of yellow. The reason why is apparently of some dispute. I got three reasons:
- My grandmother and cousins told me that it is because Izamal (also spelled Itzmal) was one of the first places Pope John Paul II visited when he went to Mexico, and they painted it yellow for him. But that was in 1993, and it seems to have been painted yellow for longer.
- When I went on a tour there, the guide said it was because the Mayans loved corn.
- It is painted yellow for the sun god, according to random tourists who wrote about it on various travel websites.
Heading to Mexico again soon. Can’t wait to take more photos.