The Town Devoured By Rock

Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain, is a town built under overhanging cliffs! With ancient rock over, under, and behind the buildings, the town was easier to defend against invaders than most throughout its history, and is also climate-controlled. The rock makes excellent insulation against both heat and cold, and the homes are whitewashed every year to reflect instead of absorbing sunshine. See more pictures at Environmental Graffiti. Link -via the Presurfer

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It would be nice if the authorities of hilly regions do the same thing(not exactly) instead of burrowing tunnels and blasting mountains that protect the heavy winds
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