Thursday, June 5, 2008
It's hard to tell in the photo, but this is a stucco house, painted to look like wood grain. Really big wood grain. From a Mexican Redwood or something.
I took this picture last Christmas while in Mexico, because I thought it was the best example of trompe l'oleui I've ever seen. Lately there's been so many shirts with things like faux tuxes and ties and giant chain necklaces, and it's almost witty but--
This, however, made me happy every time I walked by it. I love the brazenness of it.