Saturday, May 7, 2011

Architecture/Street Shots up North

Colonial streets with mountains in the background are probably my favourite things about Jujuy.  Every dusty or cobbled street you walk down is a trip into the past, and every door gives you a hint as to just how long the building has been there.  The building style is simple and resourceful, utilising local materials such as cardon, the inside of the cactus, and walls made of adobe that keep the buildings cool during the hot day, and warm at night, when the temperature really drops.  Functional, historic, basic and charming...

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