Months ago I mentioned that my husband was preparing a post on ‘noras’, he’s fascinated by these Iberian water systems. Well that post still hasn’t quite been written but I’m confident it will arrive one day!
In the meanwhile I thought I would ‘whet your appetite’ with a few photographs of what we are talking about, and after I typed my title I realised it was also a great opportunity to partake in Cate’s Six Word Saturday challenge!
Noras (taken from the Arabic word noria) are wells with mechanical systems to raise and store the water. Some of the wells are incredibly deep, and quite often they have aqueducts attached.
Most of the ones we have come across are now abandoned and those that aren’t use motorised pumps rather than mules.
As I said an in-depth post will be appearing here soon, but before I go let me leave you with something intriguing ‘nora’ is also the Portuguese for daughter-in-law. Hope there isn’t a connection!
And we go to the Bar Noria for our wifi in Spain! For wine not water too!
I love old machinery and ruins. Look forward to more.
So do I! He knows what he has to do!!!!
New info for me. Great shots, too. Thanks.
Thanks Ron 😊
Beautiful photographs. And also the words, meanings,… how interesting. Nora… actually etymology says that is was derived from the Latin word Honor (with that meaning)… Thank you, dear Becky, love, nia
Fascinating – I hope that’s why the Portuguese use it for daughters in law.
And thank you 🙂
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