Going Dutch to the inside by John44

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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!!! :-)

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything!

An Aaron Siskind quote

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  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosabout 2 years ago

    Schitterende plaat, John..!
    Dit is pure nostalgie: de tafel gedekt met grootmoeders tafelkleed en daarop een Singer naaimachine, een olielamp erboven en als klap op de vuurpijl de bedstee…. pràchtig..!

  • Rivendell7
    Rivendell7about 2 years ago

    Great shot, John, and what a fascinating write-up! There are a few folk living in windmills in Norfolk, England, and like this one they look a great place to be – if you can find one available! ;-)
    Love the suspended oil lamp!
    Dave ;-)

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyabout 2 years ago

    Great shot John.

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 2 years ago

    This is a brilliant shot John, always wondered what they were like, and a very interesting Narrative,

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful John, interesting info too xx

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 2 years ago

    Mooie foto John,interessante uitleg ook!

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...about 2 years ago

    Erg mooi zeg! Jackie:)

  • liesbeth
    liesbethabout 2 years ago

    deja vu… ;)

  • julie08
    julie08about 2 years ago

    Great shot John – I remember my mother had a sewing machine like that and she used it a lot :))

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 2 years ago

    Living in a wind mill; it could grind you down after a while!
    Fabulous artwork john :o)

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