Two riddles

1) What do you think this is?




2) On our way to the beach we stop off by Toxosouto, a monastery near St. Xuan, and in the woods nearby we find this building (click the link for the video clip below). What do you think it was for? It is about 4mtrs in diameter, 3 mtrs high, no roof but may once have had one. The walls are solid outside but inside, floor to (non-existent) ceiling, it has holes in the wall, or shall we say many stone shelves. There is only one small entrance (don’t be fooled by perspective, the entrance is about 1.40 high).

Video clip

Any ideas, answers, please feel free to comment. you can either comment below, or you can click on the little crosses by the side of each paragraph and leave your comments there.


happy guessing!


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  • Brigid says:

    Hi Ruth and Frank,

    Umm, is the first some strange, rare fungi?
    And the second, who knows…? Maybe an ancient crematorium?

    Keep posting – photos so beautiful, thank you.

    Thinking of you both and sending lots of love x

  • ri says:

    Hello there Happy Wanderers – i do believe You have stumbled upon an old Dovecote – Doves were traditinally farmed for meat and eggs and would nest in the walls of the cote – yup – a dovecote ! xxxxx

  • Frieda Boekel says:

    Hello dear travelers,
    Funny riddles ;o)
    I think that the first is a kind of beautiful mushroom and the building is a huge oven for baking special potteries.
    I’m curious what the right answer is.
    Love Frieda

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