2 El bombo, La Mancha; Spain

El bombo is specific object in corbelling. It has corbelled inner construction, with fence around the complex, typically composed of three rooms (for man, for a mule and foreroom). Inbetween inner construction and the fence one can find filler: gravel. This material defines outer shape of el bombo, because angle of the slope depends of material itself. Man can not force it.

El bombo is object for temporary use of workers on the vineyards around Tomellosso in La Mancha, central Spain. Those objects can be found in circle of 5 kilometres around centre of the town: this distance can be passed with a mule and a carriage in about three hours. A lot of los bombos are Today in use as weekend houses.


el bombo near Tomelloso (La Mancha) 2oo2
el bombo, Tomelloso North, rear view (La Mancha) 2oo2
el bombo near Tomelloso, front elevation (La Mancha) 2oo2
el bombo near Tomelloso (La Mancha) 2oo2
el bombo in Sevillano (La Mancha), 2oo2
el bombo near Tomelloso (La Mancha), 2oo2
el bombo, construction (La Mancha)
el bombo South of Tomelloso (La Mancha) 2oo2
el bombo near Tomelloso (La Mancha) 2oo2
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