Tuesday, November 24, 2009



One of the icons of the Netherlands are windmills (along with tulips, cows, canals and red light district).
There are over a 1000 windmills all over the country and where built to power a complex system of pumps to keep the water levels under control. I also learned that mill keepers would position the blades of the windmill (when in resting position) to announce important news like a birth, a death or help
Some are open to the public for visit but I did not get the chance.

Where is Don Quijote when you need him?

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