travel photography inspiration for days

Long before coloured walls became a backdrop for Instagram bloggers, they made up just one aspect of intricately decorated city architecture. 

The appearance of a city is a projection of its people, I think, so it's always fascinating to browse photos of far-reaching multi coloured buildings, and imagine whose hand painted them. 

Before travelling to Panama next month I'm easing myself into the world of amateur (very amateur) photography. I have absolutely no experience as a photographer, but have massive amounts of respect for those who do.

Similarly to this inspiration post from a few weeks ago, below I've rounded up some of the photos that inspired me this week. They weren't taken by me (Flickr really is an inspiration goldmine) but they do have that spark of colour and interest that I think I might adopt in my own photography someday.