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.


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

  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.