Fans of Merida's colonial architecture have a mania about pasta floor tiles. Frequently in the real estate listings you'll see photo after photo of the floors, with maybe a shot of the wooden vigas on the ceiling and not much else. These tiles are made by pouring different colours of cement pasta, or paste, into a mold which is then allowed to set. They can last hundreds of years. Here is a small selection of pasta floor patterns I've been walking on over the past couple of weeks. It's hard to keep the feet out of the picture.