National Geographic : 1930 Feb
TRULLI ARE LAID UP FROM WITHIN LIKE CISTERNS At a height of 6 or 7 feet the square base gives way to the conical top. The light patch on the left is sunlight from a large window. This picture was taken by setting the camera on the floor, with the lens pointed toward the ceiling. When this trullo is completed, the whole interior will be covered with plaster if the owner is well-to-do (see, also, illustra tion, page 248). CROSSBEAMS MAKE LOFTS IN SOME TRULLI When the householder needs anupstairs inhishome, hesets afew timbers across the base of hiscone ceiling. The rafters may support a floor for a second-story granary orserve, asinthepresent case, merely as convenient hanging places for cooking utensils and other things. This view from the floor shows the topofthedoor arch asacrescent at the upper right.