Photo Quiz No. 3
This is another photo taken by our friend Christian in a village called Hausen. It shows the work of an old profession that doesn't really exist like this anymore. Nowadays, it's more an attempt to keep up the tradition and show interested people how it works. Do you have an idea what it could be? A hint: The earth is just the cover, what's inside is important!
Prize: A postcard from the Rheingau - everyone who makes a guess can win. Tomorrow, I will write each name on a piece of paper and draw the winner.
Previous Photo Quizes: No. 1, No. 2
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Update 29.5.: Wow, already the second comment (Sidney) got the right answer! This is what we call a "Meiler" (charcoal pile) - there's wood stapled in a certain manner and then it gets covered with earth so that no air can reach it. Only a small funnel is left open so that the wood can be set under fire. After 6-8 days the charcoal is ready.
From all your comments I draw a winner for the postcard .... Micki! Congratulations, Micki! Please email me your address so I can send you the postcard.
Thank you all for participating in my photo quiz!!!