i discovered them in my first few weeks here and i struggled to capture them photographically in a way that would do them justice. i would pass them each day as i walked into town in search of a strong wifi connection, accompanied by ice-cold cervezas. the brilliant turquoise paint left me defenseless and slightly obsessed. multiple attempts to find the right angle and the perspective proved to be a frustrating task. the time of day and natural light were often wrong, and in an effort to capture as many architectural details as possible, i was shooting from too far away. getting up close and personal was the secret. knowing mexican design a bit more than upon my arrival, i am certain that the rounded cupolas sitting atop the structures are crowned with carefully constructed bovedas. bricks are formed into astounding curved ceilings using no structures or supports to create them. it is an art form that never ceases to take my breath away. although the rectangular windows of this back wall are symmetric, i love the distinction between the parapets of each home. one, subtle and arched and the other upright and vertical. it makes me wonder what lies beyond the facade. more similarities? or does the schism exist only in this one exterior element?