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Taken 20-Jun-17
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Keywords:Alberobello, Italy, Puglia
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Dimensions5760 x 3840
Original file size19.2 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken20-Jun-17 11:22
Date modified23-Jul-17 12:12
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length85 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/250 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 125
Metering modePattern
Trulli, Alberobello

Trulli, Alberobello

A trullo is a house built with a conical roof that will collapse completely with the removal of a keystone. In the Middle Ages, the local Prince was taxed annually on the number of standing homes in his principality. To avoid paying the tax, he demanded that homeowners tear down their domiciles every year, hence the trulli roofs. It was only in the late 1700's that a nobleman found out about this tax evasion, and ruled that the Prince allow his subjects to build permanent residences. The first such edifice is evident in the picture that follows.