Las Pozas

Pinal de Amoles, Querétaro, Mexico

I made my way east to the pueblo magico of Xilitla for pretty much the sole purpose of seeing Las Pozas (The Pools), a surrealist garden nestled in the subtropical mountainous rainforest. It’s the work of Edward James, an eccentric British aristocrat and patron of Dalí and Magritte. I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

It didn’t disappoint. Incidentally, it’s also the first time this trip that I’ve gotten a little taste of the (sub)tropics, with its heavy air and fruit trees and jungle and ice cream stands. Mikey likey. Also, I suspect the entire region, the Huasteca Potosina, deserves a lot of time and exploration.

Alas, I’ve got some business to tend to back on the plateau.

On the way, my home for tonight is a very nice town in the Sierra Gorda, Pinal de Amoles.

A decorated plaza in Pinal de Amoles The church in Pinal de Amoles A Soviet-looking monument in Pinal de Amoles A festive street in Pinal de Amoles