June 6, 2008

House of Tiles

House of Tiles
Originally uploaded by stodmyk
In Mexico City, a young gentleman was chided by his father, who told the boy "he would never own a house of tiles," a common phrase of the day similar to today's "he'll never amount to a hill of beans."

When the guy became hideously wealthy years later, he built a veritable temple and mothered the damned thing in tiles -- outside, inside, walls, floors, ceilings. It's a gorgeous piece of decadence in the middle of the Centro Historico.

Here's Nadia and me beside a detail of the outer wall of the House of Tiles.

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