Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

This week’s Photo Challenge Unique reminded me one funny story that happened in 2007 and we still use it as our family fun. I want to share it with you.
It was our first family trip with tent and car and we chose Italy because of the food and nice architecture. We went throught the whole country down on eastern side, up on western side. One of our most favorite places became Apulia, the heel of Italian shoe. One of the places you cannot miss there is Alberobello, town written in UNESCO’s World Heritage List for its unique and beautiful buildings called “trulli“.

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Trullo hidden between houses

When we came to Alberobello, we supposed there will be trullo everywhere. To our surprise, we were not able to find anyone. And then we saw it: arrow – SENSO UNICO! We don’t speak Italian but the message was clear. This points somewhere where something Unique (UNICO) and Sensation (SENSO) is, my husband supposed that UNICO stands for UNESCO.

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We found it! “Senso Unico” is this way!

We followed the arrow, then we have parked the car and then we followed the arrows by walk. There were a lot of them and always we found one small trullo in between houses, so we were right. It was a little bit strange that the number of trulli was so small, most of them were used as storages but we were also invited in by one kind lady, and it was a laundry with washing machine, nothing really much touristic. Small disappointment. Finally we found a special trulli house / museum, which we visited. And then, from the higher window of this house, we saw it. Hundreds of trulli, just at the opposite site of the city. We went there and we were amazed by the beautiful white city. Later we also found out the meaning of SENSO UNICO, it’s ONE-WAY ROAD. But for us, SENSO UNICO is something Unique and Sensational, preferrably under UNESCO protection :-).

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And there it was, roofs and roofs and roofs

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Walking on the streets

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Details and roof magic signs

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Church with “spires”

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melanie
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 08:23:27

    Wow! Added to my wish list of places to visit 🙂

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  2. pleisbilongtumi
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 08:45:45

    very very special and truly unique !… 🙂

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  3. Harmony
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:06:25

    Magnifico!

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  4. bikewalkeat
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 10:23:10

    makes me want to go there!

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  5. bentehaarstad
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 11:39:47

    It is amazing. A fairy tale.

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  6. Sebastian
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:01:57

    I solved the problem, I changed the theme 🙂 And thx for visit!

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  7. lingeringvisions
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 12:21:59

    Love it!

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  8. Marion Driessen
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 16:01:27

    These are amazing and unique photos of a unique Italian village. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. viveka
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 19:27:19

    Amazing .. saw someone else post about this village a couple of weeks ago. Never heard about it before – but on the other hand there is loads I haven’t heard and seen. Love your gallery of photos here. Truly unique place.

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  10. e1aine
    Feb 05, 2013 @ 20:35:03

    Wonderful, I’ve never seen these.

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  11. poppytump
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 09:45:33

    Wonderful post Katy . I have heard of them and seen the odd picture but you have shown them in a very *unique* way 🙂 as seen from your visit .Thanks !

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  12. George
    Feb 06, 2013 @ 20:15:22

    Nice story. I like the stories that we tell about ourselves. especially the humorous ones.

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  13. Island Traveler
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 03:41:15

    The white city looks like the one we read in storybooks. Unique and exciting. Thanks for sharing this magical place.

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  14. Elaine - I used to be indecisive
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 14:27:34

    Great story. 😀 Lovely photos too.

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  15. Gayle Alstrom
    Feb 07, 2013 @ 14:45:38

    Those houses really are unique and beautiful.

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  16. karelerak
    Feb 08, 2013 @ 10:46:45

    I have to admit, that similar story happened to us when we were for the first time in Germany. We were wondering, why so many streets were named “Sackgasse” 🙂
    Tho photos are great!

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  17. Srijana R.
    Feb 11, 2013 @ 17:31:05

    Lovely pictures! Looks like an enchanted village out of a fairy tale!

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  18. suej
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 09:40:49

    This is a place I’m hoping to visit, so it was great to see some different images of the trulli!

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  19. Inside the Mind of Isadora
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 14:01:27

    This looks like something out of a storybook page. Spectacular images …!!!

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  20. basiga
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 16:49:17

    I truly love the truli . . . and your stories . . .

    Reply

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