30 September 2019

Horreos of Galicia

Horreos, those granaries that can be found all over Galicia - the aim is to keep rats etc getting in, hence the ledges and round stones. Are they still used, I wonder?

Behind the dovecote in "the medieval bridge village"

Quite often there were several in the same place

Some need a bit of TLC

Unusually solid

Beside the town cemetery

Even in the fishing town of Fisterra!
The final photo was found somewhere in Porto - perhaps the hinterland has horreos as well, the espigueiros - these look amazing, I want to sit among them with a sketchbook!
They do have a touch of the necropolis about them, or of the relic casket, but mostly they're humble buildings well suited for their purpose, and that's what intrigues me, the simple shape and its variations - and occasional flourish.


patty a. said...

I have enjoyed seeing your photos! It looks like a good stiff wind could blow some of the grainers off their pedestals! I would be hitting every bakery; the pastries looked so tasty!

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