Monday, November 12, 2012

Another Look At Domes In Mexico

As the weather turns colder
 it is nice to look back at some of my older posts from Mexico 
and this one comes from December 16th, 2010.

We have visited all these spots over the last five years.

Above is a beautifully tiled dome in San Carlos, Sonora.

I always have my eyes open for a dome being built,
 as I really want to know how it is done.

Building domes is a continuing art in Mexico 
with many skilled crafts people carrying the trade onward.

These two interior shots are also in San Carlos. 

The one above was most likely built without a form.
I am not sure about the second photo.

The key is keeping the layout consistent and symmetrical.
Often a layout stick is used to keep the dome round and spherical.


These two domes above are in Guanajuato, Guanajuato 
and were right below our campground space,
 so we got to look at them a lot.

Typically a coat of cement is troweled over the top
and then painted with a roof paint.

We found the beautiful domes above in Alamos, Sonora.

San Carlos, Sonora.

I have always loved this home above in Laguna de Santa Maria del Oro, Nayarit.

The intersecting roofs and color make it stand out.

These domes are in Mazatlan, Sinoloa.