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20 January 2013

Sunday Scenes

This is Alberobella, one of the quaintest spots in Italy, renowned for its unusual Trullo buildings.  
More pictures can be seen here.



Typical construction of a trulli in Alberobello. The cavity between the inside wall face and the exterior covering of stone tiles is filled with stone rubble. The vault is one of stone voussoirs (a wedge-shaped or tapered stone used to construct an arch). We had lunch inside one of these buildings. It was quite cosy and definitely one of the most unusual buildings I have ever been in.

11 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i want to stop and talk to her...to hear her story and let her tell me of her city...smiles.

Mel said...

Amazing.....Stone insulation! But I gotta tell ya, the roofs (while they're interesting) make me nervous thinking about what would happen if 'the roof fell in'.

Ron said...

Quaint indeed, Valerie!

And very interesting to read about the construction of these buildings.

Even though I've never been to Greece, for some reason this city reminds me of photos and movies I've seen about Greece - white buildings and blue sky!

Just lovely. Thank you for sharing, dear lady!

X

Valerie said...

That would be nice, Brian.

Valerie said...

They are VERY sturdy, Mel :O)

Valerie said...

Hi Ron, A lot of Mediterranean buildings are painting white... 'm not sure of the reason unless it's to reflect the sun. They certainly make the places look clean.

DeniseinVA said...

I would love to visit Italy. All the photos I have seen have made me want to pack my bags, as does yours. They're lovely pics. Have a great week Valerie :)

Montanagirl said...

That really is an unusual looking building. I always see something new and interesting on your blog! It's a sure-fire cinch I'll never see any of those places in person! Thanks, Val!!

faye said...

I would love to be there... at least a week to take a zillion photos......

HermanTurnip said...

Holy shoot...those are some great snaps! My favorite is #89. Will add this location to my "Places to Visit Someday" list! :-)

Valerie said...

Hi Herman, 89 is really good, just as I remember it. Italy is a must visit country, and especially Alberobello.