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Las Pozas de Xilitlia

2004-01-17 21:19:39.188105+00 by meuon 4 comments

aka 'The BirdHouse' - Surreal architecture buily by a British eccentric in the mountains of Mexico. It's worth clicking on one of these images and looking at the rest of the pictures in that folder. - It was built to be a rich man's garden, he died, and it has become a tourist attraction even as the jungle reclaims the land.

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#Comment Re: Las Pozas de Xilitlia made: 2004-01-17 22:29:51.834357+00 by: Dan Lyke

Cool! Was there a residence in there, or was it all just garden with staircases to nowhere?

Dang, between that and the waterfalls I'm seriously wanting to take a road trip.

#Comment Re: Las Pozas de Xilitlia made: 2004-01-17 22:46:07.305722+00 by: meuon

There was and is a residence, but it was not open to the public. The builder had really lived in town (Xilitlia) in what is know as 'the castle', which was now a Bed and Breakfast. It was full up..

As for taking a road trip.. I'd go back in a minute, although I'd like to brush up on my spanish (mexican style) first. They make very little effort to be multi-lingual there.

#Comment Re: Las Pozas de Xilitlia made: 2004-01-19 19:37:23.209695+00 by: Mars Saxman

If I saw that place in a movie, I wouldn't believe it for a moment.

#Comment Re: Las Pozas de Xilitlia made: 2004-01-19 20:18:59.687126+00 by: meuon

Reality is much stranger than fiction.