Carbonera

That pile (carbonera) of logs below in the pic was used for making coal. Carboneras were fall into disuse in the fourties within this area of Sistema Central called Sierra de Ayllón. Taken in Hayedo de la Tejera Negra. 5 November 2012.

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Chaberton

Chaberton - Jan 30, 2013 1:02 pm - Voted 10/10

It was a brutal job,

they could never distracted from "Carbonera".
In addition, they had to carry baskets full of charcoal to the buyer's.
Ancient crafts full of history and tradition.
Thank for posting this Diego.

Ps.Did you know Diego, that the Romans were a real ecological plague.They have deforested all europe to feed their baths and gutted vast territories of Spain (with real explosions of water) for gold.
It is an aspect not much publicized of the "Roman Civilization".

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Jan 30, 2013 8:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It was a brutal job,

Not only carrying those baskets was tough, even taking the wood to the carnonera's area and cutting it was hard. Even working above that pile having the risk of falling inside was tough. I recommend you all the film "Tasio", it's about carboneras and the difficult life in the early 20th Century Vasque countryside.

Chaberton

Chaberton - Jan 31, 2013 3:38 am - Voted 10/10

Re: It was a brutal job,

I will try to see it Diego.
I have not found anything on internet about Urbesca Mountains.
Kindly suggest any links you know?
Gracias.
Roberto

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Jan 31, 2013 7:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It was a brutal job,

It's Sierra de Urbasa, wich is really located in Navarra, not in the Vasque Country. You'll find many sites in Spanish searching by Urbasa

Chaberton

Chaberton - Feb 1, 2013 4:22 am - Voted 10/10

Re: It was a brutal job,

Thank you very much Diego.
Roberto.

Diego Sahagún

Diego Sahagún - Feb 1, 2013 6:35 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It was a brutal job,

You're welcome.

http://www.parquedeurbasa.es/

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