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Trullo house

Firstly I would like to thank all those who visited while I was away in Southern Italy and Sicily, I will try to catch up. Trulli houses are traditional Apulian limestone dwellings with conical roofs. Originally built without cement or mortar using dry wall methods, thus avoiding taxation as permanent dwellings. This example was in the grounds of the hotel we stayed at, I liked the wild flowers and Judas tree in the background.

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fine looking house, great image with the blue skies and the yellow flowers
John Prior: Thank you Ayush.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 May 2011, 08:42
Absolutely fascinating John: never seen anything like it before
John Prior: The main place, where a lot of the old town houses are like this is in nearby Alberobello. Shots from there later.
odd type of house, never seen it before, like a fairytale
John Prior: Thanks Chantal, very common in this part of Italy, they do indeed have a very folk feel.
I would be nervous to be in a building built dry-stone. Beautiful shot with those blasts of colour.
John Prior: Thanks Mary, they seem to have stood the test of time, the walls are very thick, cool in summer. The living space is small.
What a delightful little house.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, The main place, where a lot of the old town houses are like this is in nearby Alberobello. Shots from there later.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 5 May 2011, 12:24
Wonderful, I love the coloring. Excellent image.
John Prior: Thank you Scarlet.
I love the Judas tree too!
Lovely pink flowers.
John Prior: Thanks London, the Judas trees were great.
The whole setting is fantastic, a really fascinating building, I love the roof smile
John Prior: Thank you Linda
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 5 May 2011, 17:42
cool old building. interesting screen at the doorway.
John Prior: Thanks Ottosmile
Very fairytale John. Lovely shot
John Prior: Thank you Janet
It has great charm John
John Prior: Thanks Bill smile
I like the entire composition John...this was a great find ....i love the vibrant colours of the wild flowers and the blue sky....petersmile
John Prior: Many thanks Peter
Hope the interior is as beautiful as the exterior! Nice!
Have a nice day.

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