A typical home in Faro, Portugal. (Faro is the largest city in the Algarve, the region where I live.) The photographer writes:
I…was impressed with the way the paint used in this house mimicks so closely the intense colour of the sky. No polarizer or other filters were used.
We are indeed in a time of intensely blue skies — the summer drought has ended, the rains have swept the dust from the air, and the angled autumn sunlight is making our sky brilliant. I love this time of year!
Note: Chimneys like this one are found all over the Algarve, even on modern apartment buildings. They are remnants of the Moorish culture which once dominated the region.