It really was this colour! I didn't have my camera with me (for the only time on the trip as I was just going for a pizza) luckily a friend lent me theirs.
Thanks also to ericutxo/ Rosa Corbas ( www.flickr.com/photos/seelenheil/ ) see comments below , for the following appropriate verse:
How juicy and demanding these lips are..!
Full of passion, though almost to the brim of disenchantment
Passion has the essence of clouds..
seems to live forever..
seems to elevate the soul to heaven..
and suddenly... it gets dark..
the objects of love vanishe..and..
we are always like before..
trying to sleep away our own drunker´s night.