Going Dutch to the inside

John44

The Hague, Netherlands

Artist's Description

Living in a Windmill
In the old days.. many many millers used to live inside there Mills with the family,
often large families and it was quite a puzzle to fit all in :-)
Here a ‘living’ room annex bedroom for Mom and dad.
Having John Vandeven and wife Sue over from Australia they where amazed to see
how ‘short’ the bed was (± 1.50 mtr) .. and that has / had a reason
The general beleave was in the old days that sleeping ‘flat’ streched out could kill
a person, due to fluids filling your longues while a sleep
so they more or less where sleeping in a sort of sitting position.. back side supported
with about 3 to 5 pillows
Camera Canon 5D Mark2/Lens Canon 24-105is on wide 24mm / f8 and flash used
Edit in PhotoShop CS 5
All Mills in Kinderdijk are National Trust and World heritage

Bottom line adition.. also in the old days it was a strong belief that both parties had to have the same religion!!!! Otherwise it was common knowledge !!! the DEVIL could sleep between man and wife!!! :-)

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