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Las Pozas, Xilitla, Mexico


Deep in Mexico’s Huastecan jungle, there’s a spectacular Surrealist Shangri-La where oversize concrete orchids flirt with lush tropical plants and stairways straight out of Escher
beckon you on a journey upward into a folly-filled fantasy world ...


British Surrealist & Poet Edward James lovingly created Las Pozas in the mid 20th century. I took these photographs in 2002, 5 years before Las Pozas was acquired by the Fondo Xilitla. Parts of the 80-acre site have since been restored by the World Monuments Fund.


Gracias a Tom Brightman y Joel Stocker.


Soundtrack, “ Tell me Why”, original composition & trombone solo by Pierre Chabrèle

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Mexico
Keywords:Brenda Turnnidge, Edward James, Las Pozas, Mexico's Huastecan jungle, Pierre Chabrèle, Surrealist, Xilitla, concrete orchids, tropical rain forest