Purple, meet yellow. Yellow, purple. Another notable feature of the local cityscape is the broad and bright array of house-colors,** from gentle blues, and greens to vivid Pepto-Bismol-pinks and toothpaste-turquoises.***
* This is technically two houses. Do I get tomorrow off?
** Though in recent years, a putty/beige fad has swept through the tonier neighborhoods. It bores and saddens me to see long rows of gorgeous, gloriously detailed houses painted in near-monochromatic gradations of off-blah, carefully selected by some overpaid color consultant who reads too many Martha Stewart magazines.
*** The Pepto-Bismol-pink and toothpaste-turquoise are so common in certain parts of the city, one imagines a massive bargain-basement sale where they sold it off by the truckload: "No one else wants this stuff. Ship it to New Orleans."