Sunday, January 6, 2008

Collier Making Charcoal - Medieval Occupations at Suria

Collier Making Charcoal - Medieval Occupations at Suria [enlarge]

This collier making charcoal, is a black and white picture rescued from my archives and taken long ago in the annual medieval fair of a town called Suria. The man, a neighbor of this fortress village, was impersonating a coal burner next to this sort of rudimentary pit kiln. Back in medieval times there were lots of occupations which are long forgotten now or that have considerably changed. Read more about the history of charcoal making and check more pictures of old trades from my previous posts about Suria: The Potter, The Stonecutter and The Basket Weaver. Today's image looks better if enlarged.


  1. excelente imagem, muito bem conseguida..

  2. it was good idea to make it black and white...the mood is more medieval like:)

  3. Beautiful photograph. this is so interesing. I love that these old traditions are continued thru fairs. Your photography is wonderful.


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