A meeting of art and utility, Mérida, Mexico

During Mexico’s Spanish colonial period, homes in Mérida were built with utilitarian courtyards that provided space to do chores, store supplies, house small livestock, and even prepare meals. Today those courtyards are often transformed into fanciful gardens with beautiful fountains, pools, and outdoor art. But there are times when even the loveliest of these gardens reverts to its utilitarian past.

House tour in Merida, Mexico - ExplorationVacation.net

This post is linked to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox.

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6 thoughts on “A meeting of art and utility, Mérida, Mexico

  1. Ha ha! A delightful photo with a sense of humour. I hope to get to Mexico one day and see a scene just like it.

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