Herreria medieval de Compludo
Medieval blacksmith's workshop
Close to Ponferrada (province of Leon, Spain) is a very little village, Compludo
One kilometer from Compludo is blacksmith's workshop built in VII century. This smithy takes the power from a little channel beside a river, four or five meters above of it.
The water moves a very big wheel that moves hummer for forging iron. There is a very special device in this workshop: the falling water gives the power to an sophisticated Venturi air pump.
See the video for an overall view on smithy functioning
Enjoy some pictures about the smithy and its environment

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