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Beard

Apparently that decorated year stamped structure is called a beard. And when I continue to look at it in this view, I have at least one explanation why. :)

 

The belt mill Leonardusmolen stands in the town of Maasbracht and was approved in 1865. It was ready by 1867 and the Vos family was the first owner. In 1905, ownership passed to the Faems family. It suffered some reversible damage in 1946 due to grenades and was repaired. However it suffered some more damages that were attributed to an unusually hot summer and further repairs were abandoned. Instead, milling was electrically performed. 

Beard

Apparently that decorated year stamped structure is called a beard. And when I continue to look at it in this view, I have at least one explanation why. :)

 

The belt mill Leonardusmolen stands in the town of Maasbracht and was approved in 1865. It was ready by 1867 and the Vos family was the first owner. In 1905, ownership passed to the Faems family. It suffered some reversible damage in 1946 due to grenades and was repaired. However it suffered some more damages that were attributed to an unusually hot summer and further repairs were abandoned. Instead, milling was electrically performed. 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Sep 2018, 00:08
Loving the detail, Ayush.
> I like the balance of the image and the asymetrical clouds.
Jolis détails, j'aime les couleurs.
Très beaux détails ..la photo est très belle
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Sep 2018, 06:20
Well even if they don't use sail power this is still a pretty impressive sight..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Sep 2018, 06:43
I am impressed by that "circular" brickwork
Il est encore très pimpant pour son âge, il a du être très soigné.
Bonne journée Ayush
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Sep 2018, 07:55
This is a wonderful picture, Ayush. Never get tired of windmills and how they are made. Some wonderful structures they are.
love it, tho i still don't understand why it's called a beard lol
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Sep 2018, 08:15
Good that they shout it loud and proud Ayush.
A very fine beard it is too Ayush
That's very fine isn't it.
I like that cris-cross of numbers and letters.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Sep 2018, 13:33
The beard on a windmill indeed. On a swing-head mill, the main function of the beard is to keep most incoming rain out. Somewhere in the past a decree required a mill to be named. The easy place to show the name was on the beard (second function). The name is no longer required to be shown, so in many cases, you will now see the building year only.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Sep 2018, 00:48
Wonderful perspective of the mill.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Oct 2018, 11:09
That is a curious name for the structure.

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