Sunday, February 28, 2010

Finished Cement, Doorways & Windows


As we prepare to leave Mexico I wanted to show more of
 their mastery at cement ( or concrete ) as a finish material.
 I may have to take a short brake from blogging as we will be on the road.
 Above and below were taken in San Carlos, Sonora.

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I believe they attach strips of wood to the wall as forms to create this detail.




This is also San Carlos, Sonora



  I am always on the lookout to see this kind of work being done.
Any ideas how?  


One of the most incredible cemeteries is in Alamos, Sonora.
Above and below, I am guessing, is some kind of cement stucco over brick.


I have no idea how old this would be but the detail is amazing.


I am only assuming this is done in cement.
Alamos, Sonora 


Detail of a garage door trim in San Carlos.

2 comments:

  1. Nice work. Who needs stone? Love the blog, Ches.

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  2. Wow, what great details you're presenting Ches. Look forward to future posts. Hope you and Allison have a good road trip. Keep in touch.

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