The only drive-through wind mill (grist mill) in the world.... by Hans Bax

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The city Wijk bij Duurstede (Holland) is located on the Rijn (Rhine). At Wijk bij Duurstede, the Kromme Rijn (Crooked Rhine) branches off, and the main branch is called Lek (Lek River) downstream from Wijk bij Duurstede.

The name Wijk bij Duurstede means neighbourhood near Duurstede. Duurstede is the name of the nearby castle/ruin, where the bishop of Utrecht used to live. Wijk bij Duurstede is located at the place where Dorestad used to be, an important trade settlement, that was pillaged around 850 by the Vikings.

In Wijk bij Duurstede is the only drive-through wind mill (grist mill) in the world. The mill is often confused with the mill that was made famous by Ruysdael’s 1670 painting The windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede. That mill however does no longer exist (its foundation can still be seen a couple of blocks away of the remaining mill).

Wijk bij Duurstede received city rights in 1300.

Shot taken in the late evening sun.
Camera: Kodak DX6340 ZDC

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Looking up to a mill

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  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 5 years ago

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm BRAND BIER metteen een Fav
    Ps, en leuke molen LOL
    Groetjes Erik

  • Proost! Erik! Dat café heeft een terras op de walmuur, met een prachtig uitzicht over de haven en de Lek. Welkom! (Hoewel…. ik woon daar niet meer….!)
    Dank en groeten,

    – Hans Bax

  • En dank voor de fave!

    – Hans Bax

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixalmost 5 years ago

    De avond zon staat mooi op de molen geeft weer een mooie rode gloed
    Ja Nederland is zeker niet minder mooi

  • Helemaal mee eens Erik!

    – Hans Bax

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 5 years ago

    Heel mooi Hans, lijkt me een gezellige plaats! Groetjes Annie.

  • Dank je Annie! Wijk is inderdaad heel gezellig! Heb er met erg veel plezier zo’n 23 jaar gewoond….
    Groeten en fijne avond!

    – Hans Bax

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 5 years ago

    Heel mooie foto Hans,erg goed van kleur!

  • Dank je Ellen!
    Avond licht op een laatzomerse avond geeft mooie effecten…
    Fijne avond en groeten!

    – Hans Bax

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Dank je Justart!
    Groeten en fijne avond!

    – Hans Bax

  • walela
    walelaalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot!

  • Thanks a lot, Walela! Have a great day / evening!

    – Hans Bax

  • ChristineBetts
    ChristineBettsalmost 5 years ago

    thanks for sharing this and the information with us. great shot!

  • You’re welcome, Christine, and thank you! Glad you like it!

    – Hans Bax

  • ChristineBetts
    ChristineBettsalmost 5 years ago

  • Hi Christine, Thanks for this great honour! Much appreciated!
    Have a great day!

    – Hans Bax

  • Dirk van Laar
    Dirk van Laaralmost 5 years ago

    Bekende plek, mooie plaat!


  • He, je kent Wijk? Ik heb er 23 jaar gewoond….
    Dank en groeten!

    – Hans Bax

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful and such fabulous light Hans!

  • Thanks, Georgie! Glad you like it!

    – Hans Bax

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