Sunday, February 25, 2018

Another Windmill

Yesterday’s windmill postcard from the Netherlands reminded me that I still have some “unblogged” photos from a trip that my brother and I made back in July 2015. I think I blogged about the first half (two days out of four) in the month after; but then other things got in the way and I never got round to the rest. What made me think of it now was a comment on yesterday’s post, asking if we have any windmills where I live. The answer is that while I can’t recall any old windmills in the vicinity of Borås (only water mills), there are other districts in southern Sweden where they were more common. The photos below show one standing close to the road somewhere between Lidköping and Läckö Castle (at the southern end of Lake Vänern – which is still in Västergötland, the province where I live). The mill is of “Dutch type”, probably built in 1878, but moved twice since then (I don’t know where it stood originally). We only stopped on the other side of the road to take photos, we didn’t go up close to it.

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Riddargårdens väderkvarn (windmill), July 2015


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8 comments:

  1. it is a beautiful wind mill and that last photo is gorgeous. love those wild flowers

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  2. I love these shots; they are so sharp and beautiful. And the one with the field of daisies in the foreground is mind blowing!! Plus the fact that these are older mills. Can anyone go inside, or all they all locked? And is there a mill tender? I would love to sneak into one, it would be the adventure of a lifetime.

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    1. Thanks Ginny. The photos in this post are all of one and the same mill. I don't think I've ever been inside a windmill, only some old watermills (which are more common around where I live). I suppose it's the same with old windmills as other historical buildings - some may be open for tourists, others not.

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  3. Like Sandra and Ginny say, the last photo is especially gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Meike. Glad I managed to capture a bit of Swedish countryside summer like that :)

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  4. I can't ever recall seeing an old windmill in Scotland but there are plenty of modern ones. However England still has plenty of old windmills if one knows where to find them.

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    1. Graham, I think I have received postcards of one or two English windmills from John... If I know where to find them! ;) (I doubt I'll ever find the ultimate way of sorting neither postcards nor photos!)

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