Tuesday, October 26, 2010

i trulli ....

rain rain rain ..... so a post about " trulli"
here are some I shot earlier ... (Julia Childs voice)

"i trulli" are ancient beehive shaped houses built a very long time ago ...
They believe the trulli were first built in Puglia in the neolithic age and continued being built from then on .... however the first written and documented evidence of them is from the 15th century
now they are used as places to store farm equipment and pesticides (not so romantic ) but alot of them have been converted into sweet little holiday houses dotted around the countryside ...
The trulli are built in the "dry stone" technique ...no mortar ... like the old walls around the countryside here ...they seem like mini castles with crenellations on the tops and little spiral steps to the roof which often has a grass cap...
inside there are niches for altars and small fireplace alcoves...





my found trulli






8 comments:

Rita alias alatvian said...

Amazing!
Thank you so much for sharing!

ingermaaike said...

It would be perfect for in my garden, with a little patio around it and the bottom of our plot where sun stays till it is night in summer.
Drywalling is much used here too, but the art seems mostly lost and an art it is!

Star of the East said...

Those are amazing!
There are such things here too, but the roofs are round. They were and still are used for keeping animals (cows etc) safe and feeded. But I guess they are not so old as these.

Lucie said...

These trulli are great! It is really an art of building these!

Kallia's Wonderland said...

I am speechless!!!
These are soooooo amazing!!

Kallia's Wonderland said...

I am speechless!!! These are amazing!!!

BacaCara said...

these tulli are stunning, your photos are wonderful, and the info in the "tulli" link very interesting

Morrgan said...

Wow, how cool are these! I would love to see them in person. Thanks for sharing! :D

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