Monday, April 27, 2015

Windmills!

Today's post for the Blogging A to Z Challenge, which I've been semi-decentish as keeping up with is all about Windmills.


There is a saying someone told me the other day, "Only two people can make land in this world: God and the Dutch." Funny, but 'tis true, the Dutch are fabulous at creating land and often when a resort or something is built from reclaimed land you can guarantee the Dutch were behind it. ;)

Now enjoy these Windmills from my travels because this is how the Dutch create all this great land....

Windmill at Keukenhof in Lisse, Netherlands.

Back of windmill taken during a run in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

Front of above windmill.

I think this is the windmill near my house by Amstel Park, angle is funny though.


A wall of what I think are spekuloos molds...love the windmill ones.

This is somewhere in Ouder-Amstel, near Amsterdam

Amstel Park, Amsterdam

Near Station Ede-Wageningen

These windmills were very important to the Dutch, this land was difficult to settle due to all the water and marshy lands which is why  good majority of their traveling and transportation was able to be done by boat. However, using the wind technology they were able to drain the land and create farm land hundreds of years ago and to this day use these windmills to keep these areas from flooding. 

Today is King's Day so we are off to celebrate, I hope you enjoyed the windmills!

3 comments:

  1. Culture is varied around the world. Cool windmill images.

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  2. Windmills like these are fascinating. They make good movie settings especially in thrillers.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Wrote By Rote

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  3. Hello there.
    Hope you enjoyed taking part in the A-Z Challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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