Friday, January 7, 2011

Stone Ruins At San Juan de Rayas Mine

I am continually intrigued by ruins, there is so much to learn.

What worked, what failed.

And it bares the bones of buildings where we can see the details.

These stones ruins are at the San Juan de Rayas Mine
 on the outskirts of Guanjuato, Guanjuato, Mexico.

The structural integrity of this building is apparent 
in that the walls are still sturdy even after losing the roof, 
which is typically important to hold the walls vertical.

The corner and window details show beautiful work.

Notice the cactus above growing out of the top of the wall on the right.

Most of the plaster has fallen off the inside.

I don't know what this building was used for in its hey day.