‘Nora’ post is coming soon, honest!

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!

Looks like it is still in use
Looks like it is still in use

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!


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When in Portugal you will find me walking, cooking, photographing, reading and of course blogging. In England it is pretty much the same but with the addition of gardening and lots of volunteering!

9 thoughts on “‘Nora’ post is coming soon, honest!

  1. 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

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