21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Where the Streets Have No Names

The vibrant colors on the houses of Greenland date back to the 18th-century when there were no house numbers or street names. The houses were color coded, with various colors indicating the function of the building, thus making it easier to distinguish between the houses and navigate the town.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Ilulissat, Greenland
Camera: Pixel 6 Pro
Copyright: © Katie Turner