Sunday, March 28, 2010

Parade of underground homes :: Carlsbad Caverns

The underground interiors of the Chihuahuan Desert (754 ft. below)

Who would have guessed such a large system of beautiful rooms could be created with limestone and sulfuric acid when granite is all the rage these days?

Featured interior designer:

Limestone, Rain, & Evaporation Studios providing floor-to-ceiling self-adorned caverns in the form of stalactites, soda straws, draperies, ribbons and curtains on the ceilings;

...and totem poles, flowstone, rim stone dams, lily pads, shelves, cave pools, and stalagmites for the flooring.

No need for the latest trends in ceramic tile and hardwood here.

Design style: Rock of Ages (highly recommended when you have more time than money)

Aromatherapy provided by Mexican free-tail guano--not bad in the off season.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
New Mexico
March 20, 2010

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