Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Here's a Color to Write Home About

I discovered this renovation while taking a peek at a friend's new home several weeks ago. I'm not sure if it's a home or a business, but it's huge and bright lavender. A really lovely facade.

Could this have been a place where horses were once kept?

The building stretches along a good length of the entire block

Not sure how to describe this pediment, but to me it appears to be neoclassical
with a touch of art deco


  1. That's the famous horse stable at La Cupula! I think it was connected to the houses that became Rosas y Xocolocate, or one of the mansions along the Paseo.

    It's a private home and was recently the site of a fund-raiser for the Oasis. A corner plaque on 41 and 54 honors it: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esquina_de_La_C%C3%BApula,_M%C3%A9rida,_Yucat%C3%A1n_(01).JPG

  2. The horsie is there for a reason! : )

  3. Which explains the pretty picture of the horsie!

  4. I'm pretty sure it was the stables of the Palacio Canton which is the Museo de Antropologia now but was a private home.

    1. Thanks for sharing that information, John and Josh. Quite a grand stable!