An interesting style in stone work we have seen traveling around Mexico
is inserting small stones in the mortar joints.
(Please note this is a rewrite of the post:
A Mexican Style Mortared Stone Wall from 2/21/10.)
The two photos above are a chimney in Patzcuaro designed
and built by Hernan Pimentel, who I mentioned in the posts:
Not a wall but a similar concept, this is part of the house shown above.
These next three photos were taken in the very old,
very small town of La Aduana near Alamos, Sonora.
These two walls are all that remain of old haciendas.
The small stones may have been added to protect the mud mortar joints...
...which means this old style with a distinct purpose has carried on to today,
even though now with cement mortars the need is no longer there.
An old molina or mill in Alamos.
Also in Alamos, the photo above is at the Hacienda de los Santos.
Small town in Michoacan.
Above is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato.
A different type wall but still you have small stone separating the large stones.
Again, a different style but using small stone,
this time in Zacatecas, Zacatecas.