Monday, January 5, 2009

The Old and the New

Since I somehow seem to find myself caught up in a celebration of leafless trees, I thought I'd just go with it and post yet one more. This photo illustrates how the city is encroaching on the countryside. The building in the center is a trullo (more on them here and here), a traditional structure in Apulia. Only a small olive grove separates the trullo from Molfetta's southernmost apartment complex.

12 comments:

USelaine said...

I remember you showing us the mysterious interior of one of these trullos - like stone yurts. These sorts of edges and contrasts always illustrate a place so well.

Chuck Pefley said...

I visited Alberobello two years ago and was fascinated with these trulli. Amazing conical structures.

~tanty~ said...

Ah yes, leafless tree.
Love your avatar, very creative :)

Saretta said...

Elaine - what a memory you have!

Chuck - you not only have been to Italy, but you have been to Apulia? Wow, I'm impressed! Next time you must stop by Molfetta!

tanty - Thanks, I thought it was a funny photo!

Hilda said...

I love how you captured these two together. But I really hope the apartments and other new developments are not encroaching of the olive groves and other farmland.

John said...

comme quoi, il suffisait de peu pour être heureux !

Saretta said...

Hilda - unfortunately, they are!

John, thanks so much for visiting my site and leaving a comment...unfortunately, I don't understand French!

valeria said...

What a cute little trullo! I thought they were all high and pointy!

Vogon Poet said...

John wrote something like this:

Here it is, we need so little to be happy!

So appropriate... nice photo!

Ann said...

I've visited Alberobello as well, although a lot more than 2 years ago. Such a different town. I also find trulli fascinating. That one looks very old.

Hilda said...

Saretta, you should easily memorize this url: translate.google.com - that's where I go to understand comments in other languages. The translation's funny-weird, but useful enough.

vero said...

What a nice, little trullo..