Sunday, February 27, 2011

Building Mexico Update

Almost a year ago I did a post on the typical building style here
which is a concrete post and beam with brick infill.

Please refer to Building Mexico from February 23th, 2010
 to see the beginnings of the above house.

In this post we will concentrate on the bond beam.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Porfirio Bustillo, #3 - Formed Cement As Faux Stone

This is the 3rd post in a row on the work of mason Porfirio Bustillo.

Please refer to the 2 previous posts to more easily follow along:
Now I want to show how he gives his decorative cement work 
a finish that resembles carved cantera stone.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Porfirio Bustillo, Master Mason In Alamos, Sonora

I had the pleasure to meet Senior Porfirio Bustillo
 who is a mason here in Alamo, Sonora.

He specializes in fireplaces.

These next couple posts will concentrate on the work he is doing 
on his house which is under construction.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kites And The Future Builders Of Mexico

In the neighborhood where our trailer park is,
 here in Alamos, Sonora, 
the kids fly homemade kites most every day.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Templo De La Purisima Concepcion

During the recent music festival many of the concerts were held in,
 and around, the Templo de la Purisima Concepcion
 and I would look at it amazement at what an incredible building it is.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Less is Lavish

     Let me break the flow a bit with the following article I just saw in the Santa Fe New Mexican: Less is lavish: Musician's life expands in downsized dwelling . Please take a look.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Doors In Alamos, Sonora

Since my last post was on a woodworking shop in Alamos,
Carpinteria Rosas
let's look at some doors since that is the best access I have
 to some of the incredible woodworking they do here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Carpinteria Rosas

Any walk around Alamos, Sonora will confirm to the casual observer
 that there are some excellent woodworkers here.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ruins Of The Governors Mansion

Most every day that we walk into town from our trailer park
 we pass this old ruin and would wonder what is this?

What happened here?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cement Trim And Brick Floor Detail

You may remember this photo above, 
from a post I did on Ernesto and Elena's remodel 
on a very old house in Alamos, Sonora.

I want to get back to technique;
 and when I took the photo Ernesto had said he wanted to trim out
 the base columns for the archway into the kitchen.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Understated Kitchen In Alamos

In sharp contrast to the previous post which was somewhat ornate,
 is this kitchen that Doug has just finished remodeling.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

An Old Adobe Cottage in Alamos, Sonora

Our friends Steve and MaryJane have a house in Alamos 
with a very nice casita on the property.

It is a very old adobe that has been remodeled, 
and I think of it as being in a cottage style.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Imprenta V. Hernandez, Sucn.

I had been wanting to make cards for this blog for some time now
and while we have been in Alamos, Sonora I found out about a print shop
 that uses 100+ year old presses with hand set type. 

So for this blogs first birthday I finally got my cards.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sun Ray Kelley

I just became aware of Lloyd's Blog around the beginning of the New Year
and one of the first posts I saw was about SunRay and Bonnie 
who were on their way to Mexico.