Multicultural influences, Hindu colour symbolisms, a dominating art scene, vibrant people or inexpensively available paint that has aged beautifully over time are all responsible for the smatterings of colour that stand out against the contrary brick red's and sandstone shades of Kashi.
The eye meets pleasing tones of a deep sky blue on a wall opposite a pink coloured room, which on observing closely appears to be a small room of a palace that might have existed centuries ago. Names of the Ghats and messages for the River Ganga plead for attention in black and yellow - that are already absorbed into the wall they were painted upon.
North Indian women clad in colourful saris, free spirited tourists in billowing attires, saffron coloured sages, painted steps, dirty narrow lanes that have green, blue, red, yellow and cream walls, colourful kites in the dull sky, bright boats on the grey Ganges, healthy green creepers emerging through an abandoned brown house, related - unrelated graffiti carefully created upon walls - an artistic eye cannot complain about how naturally all colours coexist in the streets of Kashi.
Painted by man and antiquated by nature the colours here are deep, rich and spin tales that have long been forgotten. All colours cease to exist by night reflecting only the tones of black shadows created with the bright yellow lights on the Ghats and streets.