Holland - Haarlem - Spaarne
A festive day in Haarlem on Sunday September 9, 2007 - collage of two pictures
The mill is called De Adriaan
De Adriaan, an eightcornered corn mill, was built in the year 1779. Burnt down in 1932. Rebuilt in 1999. Since the mill is situated in a city, it had to be built on top of another building in order to catch the wind. The original mill, the one that was burnt down, was built on top of the remnants of one of the towers belonging to the city walls, surrounding Haarlem and protecting it against invaders.
The river Spaarne with all kinds of boats. During some days they stay there, and a few of them can even be visited.
Furthermore on one side of the Spaarne you will find all kinds of goods for sale, whereas on the lopposite side of the Spaarne second hand books can be bought.
My harvest consists of three books: two by Nobel prize winner Thomas Mann: 'Charlotte in Weimar' and 'The magic mountain' and a very nice book about the region I live in: Kennemerland with fine engravements of old estates, of which some still exist.
The weather was not great but started to brighten up finally contributing to the festive atmosphere.