One does not usually associate
jungle with concrete.
Located in the Huasteca region of San
Luis Potosi, Xilitla's surrealist sculpture garden, Las
Pozas.was constructed by Scotland
native Edward James, who invested more than 25 years in developing
Edward James made friends with noted artists of the time --
Pablo Picasso, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali
and René Magritte. Even after James' death, his estate
remains a work-in-progress.
Using concrete to fashion out-of-the-ordinary sculptures, he
built his home in the middle of a forest. Only opened to the
public in the mid-'90s, the site remains an out-of-the-way attraction
ideal for lovers of art, nature and the absurd.
The buildings have creative names: 'The House with Three Storeys
that Might be Five' and 'The Temple of the Ducks' and 'The House
Destined to be a Cinema.'
Staircases soar nowhere. The entire project is a work under
construction and never completed.