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2CV with Trulli

2CV with Trulli
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Belanger (EOSF1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-14
Categories: Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 10-22 3.5/4.5 USM, ISO 200, Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-10 7:32
Viewed: 2041
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A Citröen 2CV near some trulli houses of Alberobello in Italy.

From Wikipedia:

A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian stone dwelling with a conical roof. The style of construction is specific to Itria Valley (in Italian: Valle d'Itria), in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia (in Italian Puglia). They may be found in the towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica. Trulli were generally constructed as dwellings or storehouses. Traditionally they were built without any cement or mortar. This style of construction is also prevalent in the surrounding countryside where most of the fields are separated by dry-stone walls.
Model showing the construction tecnique of a trullo of AlberobelloThe roofs are constructed in two layers: an inner layer of limestone boulders, capped by a keystone, and an outer layer of limestone slabs ensuring that the structure is watertight. Originally, the conical structure would have been built directly on the ground, but most of the surviving structures are based on perimeter walls. Atop a trulla's cone there is normally a pinnacle, that may be one of many designs, chosen for symbolism. Additionally, the cone itself may have a symbol painted on it (as shown in the picture of the trulli in Alberobello.) Such symbols may include planetary symbols, the malochio (evil eye), the cross, a heart, a star and crescent, or quite a few others.
The walls are very thick, providing a cool environment in hot weather and insulating against the cold in the winter. The vast majority of trulli have one room under each conical roof: a multiroomed trullo house has many cones representing a room each. Children would sleep in alcoves made in the wall with curtains hung in front.
There are many theories behind the origin of the design. One of the more popular theories is that due to high taxation on property the people of Puglia created dry wall constructions so that they could be dismantled when inspectors were in the area.
Today the surviving trulli are popular among English and German tourists and are often bought and restored for general use. However, anyone wishing to restore a trullo needs to conform with many regulations as trulli are protected under the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage law.

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Bonjour Mario :o)

Très belle photo ! La fameuse 2 CV (normal que j'en sois fière ;o) au milieu de ces jolies bâtisses. De sublimes couleurs, un angle bien trouvé ... le titre m'a interpellée d'abord ... fan de F1 oblige ! lol ... je croyais voir notre cher Trulli (le pilote) au volant d'une 2 cv :o)

Beautiful shot. Great colours and composition.
Well done.

HI Mario,

This thumbnail in the gallery really grabbed my attention. I love the simplicity and details of the buildings. The car, interesting in itself, adds a nice splash of red color. Interesting composition and perspective.

thanks for sharing, ciao, Lisa :D

Hi Mario, thought you meant jarno trulli, because he needs a faster car than that to be competitive!! I like these rural small town shots, very good shapes and details. The white works well against the blue sky, very good composition. regards h

Hello Mario! Amazing car. Wonderful architecture. Good scene. Very good POV. Beautiful lightness. Nice contrast. Original picture. Good luck!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-05-10 14:19]

Hola MArio, :))
excelente trabajo amigo,
luminosa escena...
magnífico pov, realmente original

wonderful composition Mario.. nice detail, 2CV is really mythic.. and Trulli of alberobello are really suggestive..
it's a nice concidence.. because you have told me.. you visit wine cellars of Jarno.. not alberobello!! ;))
there.. they are wonderful places.. "Puglia" is a region really beautiful!! many thanks
ciao Marco

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-05-11 9:54]

Flashback time,,,way back in high school I had a friend who had a 4CV; what a great, funny little car. Thanks for the memories, I had forgotten all about that. :0)
As to your work here, it's nothing short, to me, of spectacular. The incredible whiteness of the building, the red-brown of the car and the detail of the stucco and the roof tiles are all wonderful. Good control of the exposure to keep all of that in balance here.
Great work!! Thanks for sharing and for the education about the "trulli".

Great POV here.
Nice and clean blue sky.
I like the way the 2CV is positioned as with regards to the architecture.


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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-05-12 10:13]

ciao mario...grande composizione...amo le macchjne d epoca...bellissima questa due cavalli...grande composzione...

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-05-12 12:47]

Something totally unexpected from you,but damn good!!!!

Hi Mario,
Very good pov used in this image. Nice colors too.
Quit a different car .... normally you post racing cars. :-)

Hello Mario!
Beautiful composition and perfect clarity!
Interesting houses and nice old car!
Great perspective!
Best regards!

Hello Mario.
Great photo. I like the composition with good POV. Lovely colours and contrast.

Bon matin Mario ,

Quelle belle petite voiture! Cela doit être amusant de les voir dans les ruelles la-bas. J'ose imaginer des voitures de la sorte par ici.. je me demandes bien de quoi cela aurait l'air. J'aime beaucoup les batisses derrières . Vraiment interessant à voir et en bonus, une note très constructive. Merci!

Bon week end,

beautiful composition Mario, i see the wide effect of your lens here, very well rendered with pin sharp and vivid image.
well captured details.TFS.
regards from Dubai.............andres :) later

Bonsoir Mario
Une vénérable "deuche" française en terre d'Italie, très belle composition. Avec tout ce blanc, il t'a sans doute fallu surexposer un peu pour avoir la voiture aussi lumineuse. Photo originale d'un site tout aussi original. Ces construction sont tout de même fort intrigantes. On se demande comment ça tient.
Très bien réussi.Bravo

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