Monday, September 13, 2010

Boveda day

Bóveda day!
Yes! Today is the long-awaited beginning of Pete & Jimena's bóveda construction!  A bóveda is a domed roof constructed of bricks and mortar.  If you have ever gazed at a domed roof, you likely thought that first a wood construction had to be built over which the bricks were laid.  This is NOT correct.  The bricks of a domed roof are laid, one-by-one with nothing underneath!  And the bricks do not fall down.

How is this possible?  Well, Little Mavicita with her magnificent video production skills is going to show you exactly how today.  Wow!  Double wow with sugar on it!