Road Trip 2018, Part 13
There are seven windmills at Störlinge, but not all so close to one another that it was possible to get them all into one photo…
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I really like these old windmills, so different than any I have ever seen
I wonder if, when they were built, people looked at them with the same horror that some people look at windmills these days. I should add that, visually, I have no problem with modern windmills.
Graham, I suspect that once upon a time - when there were around 2000 windmills on the island - they rather served as a kind of status symbol (everyone wanting their own, and having more than one probably indicating wealth)
So very prettyMollyx
Oh, how beautiful! They should be on a magazine cover!! My favorite one is the first.
They are amazing things to see. We have a small wind generator at our cabin. We live in a protected spot so it doesn't give us much power unless there is a storm. And even then it can shut down of the wind is too strong. - Margy
These old mills were for grinding seed to flour. In many other parts of Sweden, watermills were more common than windmills, and it was more common for one mill to serve many farms than for everyone to have their own. On Öland it seems to have been a bit different, though!
They are beautiful. I wonder what sound they make as they turn? I love the sound of the Southern Cross windmills in Australia. To me it is a comforting sound, the sound of my childhood.
Now you have me wondering too, Pauline. I don't think I've ever seen an old windmill actually used, so have no concept of the sound they made.
I love that red painty stuff. It is all over the Swedish countryside. I was told it was a by-product of the ? iron smelting industry, so nice. cheap to paint on things. It rubs off on your fingers, I know that! :o)
Kate, the traditional paint is called Falu(n) Red and the real stuff should contain by-products from the copper mines in Falun (in the province of Dalarna).
Such pretty shots.
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