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photoblog image Houthuizer Molen - Intro

Houthuizer Molen - Intro

 This mill (or at least this spot) has been known since around 1800. The original mill was owned by Peter Hoefnagels, and after him, by his sons. The mill was used to process barley. There were some changes in ownership and by the turn of the century, it passed to the miller, Antoon Clevers. His son soon followed in his footsteps, but was driven out during WWII. After the war, the damaged windmill was not repaired, rather the operations were mechanized. 

Houthuizer Molen - Intro

 This mill (or at least this spot) has been known since around 1800. The original mill was owned by Peter Hoefnagels, and after him, by his sons. The mill was used to process barley. There were some changes in ownership and by the turn of the century, it passed to the miller, Antoon Clevers. His son soon followed in his footsteps, but was driven out during WWII. After the war, the damaged windmill was not repaired, rather the operations were mechanized. 

comments (17)

Very nice. I like that light sweeping across.
Ayush Basu: Sometimes it can get a bit tricky in the sense that there is not enough space behind to capture the full expanse of these mills, Michael.
I like the coloured sails.
Ayush Basu: The Dutch tricolour, Frank - I am noticing them on some other mills too.
I really like how you've captured the shadow of the sails!
Ayush Basu: Actually I was restricted in the sense that there is not enough space behind to capture the full expanse of this mill, Elizabeth.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Jul 2018, 05:53
Le bleu des ailes est assorti à  la couleur du ciel.
Ayush Basu: Merci, Martine. They do look good here.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Jul 2018, 07:50
I have seen the inner workings of a Dutch windmill myself Ayush, it was a most impressive experience
Ayush Basu: I was fascinated by the ingenuity of the mill builders, Chris.
Superbe moulin et en parfait état, j'aime beaucoup.
Bonne journée Ayush
Ayush Basu: Yes, this is well maintained and they do try to attract local visitors for knowledge and of course for grains, Pascale.
Thankfully it wasn't completely blown up during WWII.
Ayush Basu: They are nationally protected monuments now, Brian.
It is attractive in the landscape.
Ayush Basu: It tries to keep above of the treeline to capture some wind, Mary.
I've never seen the red, white and blue "ribbon" effect on the sails before, Ayush. That's really cool.
Ayush Basu: The Dutch tricolour, Ginnie - I am noticing them on some other mills too.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 23 Jul 2018, 07:32
I love this point of view, Ayush. And the history of windmills are quite amazing. Thank you for the write up.
Ayush Basu: It was pleasure to write it as it reinforces my memory too, Astrid. I plan to visit it during the Limburgsemolendag.
what a shot!! it looks like a postcard, Ayush!! well done you!
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Elain, for the encouraging remark!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jul 2018, 12:04
Hoefnagels = hoof nails. What a name.
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the translation, Louis. I do that once in a while with the names of some of my colleagues (I got one by Egelmeers).
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 23 Jul 2018, 20:39
really nice capture

it shows the enormity of the structure
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like the view, Sherri.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2018, 20:52
Oh, you are so impressed with the Dutch mills! This is a wonderful image of this mill.
Ayush Basu: The Dutch took the windmill and engineering it to the next level, Philine.
what beautiful windmill that you framed perfectly Ayush....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Peter, I find them fascinating.
A fine example.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Jul 2018, 01:00
Lovely colours on the sails against the blue sky.

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