On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Las Pozas photos part 2.
#1 Palace Entrance
#2 Stairway to Heaven
#3 Road to Perdition
#4 There be Dragons
#5 Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here
#6 A Capital Idea
#7 Concrete Totems
#8 Horns Of Plenty
#9 Obligatory Shrine
Stairway to Heaven
Road to Perdition
There be Dragons
Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here
A Capital Idea
Horns Of Plenty
That’s got to go on the bucket list!
What a fun and quirky place!
What a remarkable place. Thanks for sharing.
@HinTN: It really is magical.
Wow, I had never heard of this. Now I get to spend hours educating myself. Thanks for an amazing diversion in a stressful time.
How were these concrete creations constructed? I am genuinely curious. I have wanted to create some small whimsies for my garden, but this seems like an extraordinary level of intricacy.
@Charluckles: I am not sure what you are asking for. As with all concrete construction it was done with forms and reinforcement, usually rebar but there were probably instances where they used re-screen and other stuff.
The images of Las Pozas are evocative. Really remarkable. I couldn’t believe there were only 7 comments on the Las Pozas post from yesterday.
Our Lady and Juan Diego! My doggie graves are patterned after the Our Lady of Guadalupe shrines you often see in Mexico. Instead of bathtubs I use wheel barrows. Here’s Bohdi’s.
Really a unique place. I checked the website and found out how quirky the artist was. Quite the find.
I guess I can’t wrap my head around building a form for some of these things.
@Betty: And a gringo no less!
@Charluckles: Yeah, very elaborate construction. As noted in yesterdays Good Hands pic, those forms were hand carved. No doubt some things were poured in stages. If you look at the right hand edge of the There Be Dragons pic, you will see 3 standing on end snakes along the walkway (I don’t recall exactly how many there are, at least 6, maybe a dozen, maybe more). I can’t remember how they were placed, whether with a concrete base at the bottom or just stuck into the ground.At any rate, the forms for them would be quite simple to build.
They are actually mosaiced. That pic doesn’t do them justice.
@raven: Over the years I heard a lot of stories about him, some of which were just flat wrong, others I am unable to confirm. The truth is fascinating enough.
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@WaterGirl: I missed yesterday’s post.
These are great! I had never heard of Las Pozas before.
Thank you for sharing. I feel inspired towards a fun spring project.
@OzarkHillbilly: Juan Diego? He saw her!!!
@Obvious Russian Troll: Well, hopefully you have seen it now!
I love this. Thanks for sharing this magical place OzarkHillbilly.
I looked up some videos for more. Here’s a short one Great Gardens: Las Pozas, Mexico
@Tenar Arha: Thanx for that video. Now I am homesick for Las Pozas again. I just did the math and damn, it’s been 20 years since I was last there.
Perfect place to get overgrown with a jungle!