I love the asymmetry of this photo. It was taken in probably the most asymmetric place I’ve ever been, the strange jungle playground of Edward James- Xilitla (known as Las Pozas in Mexico). On the eastern coast of Mexico, Xilitla is a strange concrete adult play world in the middle of a dense jungle. James’ vision was a surrealist home and compound and although the construction was never completed, the place is certainly surreal. Concrete stairways to no where and giant concrete botanical sculptures poke through the now overgrown gardens, like eerie remnants of the past.
I love the imperfection of this flower, although you can’t see any of the strange concrete sculptures in the photo, it will always remind me of my afternoon in the Mexico’s surrealist playground.
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IF YOU GO: You can definitely find all inclusive holidays in Mexico and it might be worth booking a package and extending your return flight since the packages are usually pretty cost effective. While Xilitla isn’t exactly on the beaten track through Mexico, it’s worth a stop if you’re on the Gulf Coast near Veracruz. Do a larger circuit to include more of the Huasteca region, one of Mexico’s dense jungle areas.