Windmill De Weyert by ienemien

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Location: Makkinga
Provence Friesland, The Netherlands,
December 2, 2012
Camera Canon Powershot SX220

De Weyert is a smock mill in Makkinga, Friesland, Netherlands

The mill was originally built in 1868 as a sawmill at place Gorredijk, where it replaced a smock mill that had been built in 1763, which itself had replaced a post mill that was standing in 1718. In 1912, the mill was moved to place Twijtel and converted to a corn mill.

The mill was moved to Makkum in 1925. A new windshaft and sails were fitted when the mill was moved. The name De Weyert comes from miller Weyert Zeephat, who had the mill moved to Marrum and worked the mill until his death in 1970 at the age of 97.

The mill was restored in 1983/84 by millwright Doornbosch. In 1989, the sails were renewed by Fabrikaat Vaags of Aalten, Gelderland. On 17 December 2005, the sails were damaged in a storm. They were repaired in 2006. The mill is used to train millers in the craft of milling.

Hi , my name is Ien, I like art and I am creative on so many ways. I make paintings for more than 10 years, use my fantasy and paint realistic.

Walking in Forest and Nature Area, give me inspiration to Paint. I also like it to make photos about the little things I see in Nature.

I love Nature and go for long walks with my doggy Cathy. Making macro photos of flowers and Butterflies is my passion.

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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Outstanding capture.

  • Thank you Julie

    – ienemien

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