Aug 30, 2003, 6:48 PM
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Why ... thank you! I too loved the fantasy of the houses, very Gaudi like. What I most liked though is the thought that I could carve and swoosh and push and kind of mold a house exactly the way I wanted it because of the techniques he has come up with for working with concrete. I'm sure it isn't just him, I've seen some incredible stuff done on kitchens, bathrooms and floors in the US with sprayed on concrete. I just haven't seen it used to support great swooping roofs like that.
We were only in SMdA last year for NYE and NYD, we wanted to get off the road and decided to go there on our way to the US. It was really a fluke, we had to get to Calif quickly and unexpectedly but didn't want to drive on those 2 days. So, we stopped and had a wonderful time. We drove around the countryside a bit on the way to Dolores Hidalgo to shop and I was on the lookout for the houses. I didn't have time to ask around or go to the web page and see if there were better directions.
This year we are planning on spending a couple of weeks in SMdA on our way south. On top of my list of things to see are these houses. I don't intend to go knocking on their doors but just to locate them and sit alongside the road with binoculars. Guess that could get me an invite somewhere?
Glad you enjoyed them,
Jonna - Mérida, Yucatán