Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, is a neighborhood within the city of Cape Town. The vibrant homes sit at the bottom of Signal Hill, right where the ground begins to slope.
Only old cobblestone streets and a spiderweb of power lines above break up the color. Potted plants and ivy add a natural touch to the brightness of some homes.
With so many vivid colors squeezed up against one another, all different but equally beautiful, not quite contrasting but also not always complimentary, Bo-Kaap is like a charming representative for the cultural tapestry of South Africa.