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Windmill Zaanse Schans
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Camera : Canon 500D
Location: Zaanstreek Noord-Holland The Netherland
Edit : Some psp filters try out

Zaanse Schans is a small village on the banks of the Zaan river, complete with tidy green houses, real working windmills, and small topical museums such as the Clock Museum and the first Albert Heijn store.

In the 17th and 18th century there were thousands of windmills along the dykes; sawmills, dye mills, oil mills etc that powered the Dutch economy. The Zaanse Schans village gives you a picture of what it must have been like. Not all the windmills and buildings started out in Zaanse Schans, many of them were moved here from the region as they came under threat from urban development across North Holland.

The windmills are all working mills, and the perform various functions, including a saw mill, a paint mill (grinding pigments), and oil mill (grinding linseed or peanuts to draw off the oil). The oil mill was working so that’s the one we looked through.

On the ground floor of the oil mill for example, you can see huge grindstones crushing peanuts which were then roasted and pressed so that the oil could be extracted. Both the grindstones and the press are driven by the windmill.

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Comments

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    great work,

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    Oh, Erik. I love this very much. What can I say but the reflections are So amazing and I love your processing of this.

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely colours and reflections.

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    great shot, beautiful reflections

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 5 years ago

    Erg mooi shot, Erik! Prachtige kleuren en compo!

  • Hoi Hans gisteren een auto toer gemaakt om er even uit te wezen en deze foto gemaakt in de zaanstreek
    Badankt voor je leuke reactie !!!

    – DutchLumix

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 5 years ago

    Heel mooi Erik, zowel van kleur als compositie!!

  • Hoi Ammie gisteren een auto toer gemaakt omdat het regend en om er even uit te wezen en deze foto gemaakt in de zaanstreek
    Badankt voor je leuke reactie !!!

    – DutchLumix

  • frogster
    frogsteralmost 5 years ago

    What a great shot

  • Thanks for stopping by and your appreciative comment
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Very beautiful Erik! Gorgeous tones, shapes and reflections.

  • Thanks a lot for the lovely compliment. I really appreciate it!
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • angeljootje
    angeljootjealmost 5 years ago

    very beautiful erik

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

  • TxGimGim
    TxGimGimalmost 5 years ago

    Iwas hoping you would put one of these windmills on here. Great work.

  • Thank you very much for your kind comments
    Kind Regards,
    Erik
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    – DutchLumix

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