Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aerial Views of Molfetta - Il Pulo

This is the Pulo, Molfetta's neolithic site. From the air you can clealy see how it is a round depression in the midst of an otherwise flat territory. You can also see the cave dwellings in the walls and the gunpowder factory in the center. The structure in the bottom right of the photo is the 16th century monastery.

For on-the-ground views and more information, click here, here, here , here, here and here.

10 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I remember this! It is strange to see the crater-like depression from the air. I am a bit envious of your friend...

Clueless in Boston said...

Great aerial shots of Molfetta. Things look so different from this vantage point.

Babzy said...

Very interesting shot ! Thanks for your visit and comment :)

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, what an interesting sight and site. I didn't notice the 'hole in the ground' until you mentioned the depression. I thought it was flat.

B SQUARED said...

Very different from up-here.

Jacob said...

One certainly gets a whole new perspective on a place seeing it from above.

This is so very interesting. Never heard of it, so I'm glad for the photos. I did click on the others...can't imagine living in caves, but they were probably the cat's meow at one time.

marley said...

Very interesting. Great vantage point.

LaGrasta said...

When I visited, this site was closed to the public. I wish I would have been able to visit and learn about it. The depression is very interesting to me, any explanation?

Saretta said...

LaGrasta, the Pulo is now open to the public and there are fascinating guided visits on weekend mornings. The formation is basically a big sinkhole. For more information on sinkhole check out this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinkhole

Fern Driscoll said...

Fantastic photos!