Domed structure in Spanish gardens

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    Domed structure in Spanish gardens
    Can anyone tell me what they're for and put Mrs Zaskar out of her misery!:Wink:
    An hour on Google last night didn't come up with a definative answer for her.:Doh:
    I recon they're cold stores............even tho' they look like bread/pizza ovens.

    Ta :thumb:
     
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    Do you have a picture of these?
    Maybe they are mini observatories
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    If they are, they'd have to be for Didimen!:Rofl1:
    They're usually about 4ft high by 6ft diameter...........ish
     
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    Search Horno. In Wikepedia is this dome similar to what you have seen. If so it is an oven. Who was right??
     
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    mausoleums !:thumb:
     
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    No, not quite. The picture on wiki shows a very pointed type dome. The ones we've seen are a much flater, more evenly curved dome.
    Might be the same thing anyway?
    Someone on site reconed they were ice houses but I'm sceptical about that. They're just not big enough or deep enough.............I wouldn't have thought.
     
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    If they are white, tall, and round, they are water tanks, for irrigation, fill them up out of the well and drip feed the plants. Before that they were used to hold wine, in the bottling plant.:Smile:

    Thats the only ones I know of in this part of Spain - Andalucia
     
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    Chozo de muda. A sort of shelter for a well, or to store produce. Used for agricultural purposes mainly. Not all parts of Spain use them though.
     
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    I THOUGHT THEY WERE ICE HOUSES...:BigGrin: BUSBY.
     
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