Saturday, 3 November 2012

Weekend Reflections, Windmills,

We have 20 windmills which are capable to keep the polder dry in case of emergency and when there is no electricity to keep the electric engine going. Yesterday I took my two Australian guests here. In spite of the bad weather with rain and a strong icy cold wind, we enjoyed the walk from my house to Kinderdijk.










14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the windmill and a great reflection!

Sylvia K said...

I love your shot of the windmill, Wil!! And the reflection is terrific!! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Windmills and the Netherlands go together like peaches and cream Wil - lovely photo.

RuneE said...

What would The Netherlands be without the windmills? :-)

And here you have got them in duplo!

HansHB said...

Great captured! Perfect post for Weekend Reflection!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hi Wil...beautiful pictures ...and seems like straight out of all the stories I ever read about the Netherlands. I had to go to Wikipedia to learn what a polder is; though it seems as if I should have guessed. Thank you.

George said...

Your photo of the windmill and it's reflection is gorgeous. You've captured the essence of what we think of when we think of Holland.

Marleen said...

Het blijft mooi!

BlueShell said...

Absolutely breathtaking!
BShell

Audrey said...

tres reussi la reflexion,et merci pour la video ! ;o)

Patty said...

I can't imagine living where you can see those beautiful windmills all the time. I hope you guest enjoyed their visit.

SandyCarlson said...

These are amazing structures. You have me wondering who first thought of harnessing the power of the wind in this way.

Bob Hilscher said...

Hi there. I never had a chance to travel down to Kinderijk, I will look to go there based upon your post next time I am in The Netherlands. My wife, Jean, and I did spend a day at the village of Zaanse Schans where we got to see their large collection of windmills on our last trip from Canada. For us, a trip to Holland just wouldn’t have been complete without seeing windmills in action. We are so glad that there are people in Holland working to save them! If anyone would like to check out our pictures of the windmills that we saw, they are at: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-windmills-holland

We also really enjoyed our visit to the beautiful gardens at Keukenhof, which is considered the best outdoor gardens in Europe. I would say the world!! As Canadians, we have traveled to many places on the planet, and The Netherlands is at the top of our list. And one of the key things to witness in Holland are the Keukenhof Gardens in April!!

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! You're actually able to walk to Kinderdijk? It's such a beautiful area. We were there on a beautiful sunny day and have such wonderful memories! To think we were so close to you so many years ago.