MexConnect
See all galleries tagged architecture book

Photo Strip 29 - The Hacienda Architecture of Mexico by Tim Street-Porter

This gallery appears in the following articles

Architecture of Mexico: the hacienda Tim Street-Porter

The haciendas were the landed estates of Mexico, some with territories as big as Belgium. For visitors to Mexico, they conjure up surreal images of ruined palaces; still possessing a faded grandeur, dominating a desolate landscape of cactus and agave. Before the revolution of 1910, when their lands were confiscated, the haciendas' collective power was enormous. Each one was a rural, autonomous social unit with its own history, and for each, myths accumulate over the centuries. read more
Published or Updated on: January 1, 2006 by Tim Street-Porter © 2006
All Tags