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.
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6 thoughts on “A meeting of art and utility, Mérida, Mexico”
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.
Thanks you. When you do get there, you’ll find lots of interesting images. It’s a colorful place.
What beautiful risers on the stairs. It’s definitely the prettiest mop “closet” I’ve ever seen.
Yeah, I’d like one that pretty too!
Stunning. I love colorful tile. They add a festive air to the garden. Thanks for linking up this week. #TPThursday
As far as I’m concerned, there is no such thing as too much colorful tile! Thanks for providing a chance to link!