Tuesday, August 09, 2011



Trullo, Puglia, Italy

"A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional dry stone hut with a conical roof. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. Their golden age was the 19th century. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Puglia"


37 comments:

Amrita said...

Wow Ash, this is a photographic wonder and something new I learnt about the region.

goatman said...

Very beautiful,
and functional!

R Niranjan Das said...

Fabulous shots, Ashwathy. Loved the white stones against the blue background.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.com/2011/08/coromandel-coast.html

Photo Cache said...

very interesting. first time to learn about these.

Jacob said...

Very interesting. And these aren't found in other parts of Italy?

Hmmm. At first I thought they were for people with tall, pointy heads! ;-)

London Caller said...

Amazing architecture!
How are you doing in Bristol (?)?
London is like a battle field...

What's going on with UK youth today?

Viola said...

Like a dream of stones.. :) Very lovely! :)

And a beautiful picture in your previous post! So nice colors! :)

George said...

What an interesting structure. It's actually quite beautiful.

magiceye said...

that is interesting

Sridharan said...

Beautifully captured picture..Interesting info..!

Cloudia said...

thank you for feeding my imagination!



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Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots. I have not seen a stone hut before.

Margie said...

Beautiful, Ash!
You are so good with the camera!

Margie :)

ladyfi said...

Oh, this trullo is just lovely. What wonderful shots - I can feel the breeze and the hot Italian sun from here.

Ann said...

my TV is reporting there are rioters in Bristols, I hope you are alright.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

very interesting...

eden said...

I love all the photos. Beautifully captured.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

That's so interesting...
Smokey Eyes with Lakme
Dhenupurishwarar Temple

Team G Square said...

Wonderful capture

Poetic Soul said...

This is gorgeous

don said...

I like the varied distances in these fine shots of the stone hut's conical roof. Altogether they make a fine post.

don said...

I like the varied distances in these fine shots of the stone hut's conical roof. Altogether they make a fine post.

~*Lady Fiona*~ said...

Hi Ash :-) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & leaving a sweet comment! WoW ~ I've never seen anything like this before or even heard of the name ~ amazing & I'd love to go to Italy one day! Beautiful photos from a beautiful lady :-)

sandeep said...

the dome looks pretty against the blue sky ... but i wish those cables were not there :(

Matteo Taffuri said...

Wow wow wow!
have a nice day
ciao
Matteo

Zuzana said...

Hello dear Ash, I am back posting.;)
LOVE these images, they have an aura of sun and warmth. Love the contrast of white and blue, and the smoothness of the sky against the roughness of the stone structure.;))
xoxo

Trotter said...

Hi Ash! So, We, The People who are not in holidays, keep the blogosphere alive... ;)

Ah, La Terra dei Trulli!! I love it... And Alberobello with the famous ristorante «Il Poeta Contadino»...
Great memories: http://blogtrotta.blogspot.com/2006/04/dolce-vita.html

Blogtrotter Two just crossed Corsica from North to South. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

Shammickite said...

I love the topknot!

Jeevan said...

This is unique ash! Nice knowing about this hut type. The combination of blue sky and white hut is very beautiful in pictures.

Ash said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Amrita - Thank you.

Goatman - Thank you

Niran - Thank you

Maria - Thank you. I too hadn't known about these till I actually saw one!

Jacob - I think they're only found in this area. I guess in other areas, there are no people with pointy heads :-)

London Caller - Thank you. I'm alright. It was very worrying!

Viola - Dream of stones, well-put! Thank you.

George - Thank you

MagicEye, Sridharan, Cloudia, Rajesh - Thank you

Margie - Thank you. You are very kind!

Ladyfi - Thank you. It was actually very hot when I shot this!

Ann - Thank you for your concern. Yes, I am alright.

Siddhartha, Eden, Mitr, Team G Square, Poetic Soul - Thank you

Don - Thank you. Glad you like it. Initially, I wasn't very sure whether or not to post these different angles.

Lady Fiona - Thank you so much. You're very kind!

Matteo - Thank you.

Zuzana - Lovely to see you back. Can't wait to visit your blog!

Trotter - Thank you. I couldn't visit Alberobello this time. It was only an hour's drive from where we stayed. Maybe next time.

Shammickite - Thank you

Jeevan - Thank you

Ash said...

@Sandeep - Sorry I missed you in the list. Thank you so much for your comment. Honestly, I didn't think the cables were very noticeable. You're so observant! I'm very impressed.

Journey Photographic said...

What fascinating architecture, I haven't seen anything quite like this before.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful photographs. The stone masonary reminds me of Bouddh Stupas. Thanks.

Aroop Bose said...

The stone hut with conical roof is very interesting. The little note you wrote helped me understand it.

Flora said...

i really like italy i visit every year for interior bussiness

Darma Yoga said...

Great Images

Emm said...

It seems crazy that something so beautiful and ornate would just simply be a hut. How lovely.