Zalipie, Poland. Images © Stuart Spicer.
Tradition of painting the walls has been going on here at least for over a century - the colorful paintings were “discovered” by local ethnographers at the end of 19th century.
Nowadays Zalipie is well-known by its nickname “Painted Village” (Pol. “Malowana Wieś”), and its inhabitants still maintain the tradition of painting. The colorful flowers decorate not only the houses, but also local barns, stables, hutches, wells, fences, bridges and many other details of the rural landscape.