Las Pozas – The surrealistic group of structures in Xilitla

Las Pozas – The surrealistic group of structures in Xilitla

Created by Edward James, more than 610 above sea level, in a subtropical rainforest in the mountains of Mexico. It includes more than 80 acres of natural waterfalls and pools interlaced with towering surrealist sculptures in concrete.

Staircase to Heaven/ Image: trover.com

Las Pozas is near the village of Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, a seven-hour drive north of Mexico City. In the early 1940s, James went to Los Angeles, California, and then decided that he “wanted a Garden of Eden.

Between 1949 and 1984, James built scores of surreal concrete structures. Massive sculptures punctuate the site. The many trails throughout the garden site are composed of steps, ramps, bridges and narrow, winding walkways that traverse the valley walls.

Castillo Surrealista by Edward James

Featured Image: Las Pozas – The Pools / Image: trover.com

Websites: laspozasxilitla.org.mx



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