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Oil mill "De Bonte Hen" ("The Motley Crew") anno 1693 (complete restoration in 1975)
Netherlands, Zaanse Schans, Jan. 2011

Larrybenedict asked me about oil mills. The Dutch oil mills employ rape seed, groundnuts and linseed to get the oil, which was then used to produce paint. The mill in the picture is still in operation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Bonte_Hen,_Zaandam
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Jan 22 2011 09:13 GMT skyball
Great shot Senna.......
Jan 22 2011 09:14 GMT sini
Lovely Dutch image!:)
Jan 22 2011 09:19 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful shot, Peter!! ;-))
Jan 22 2011 09:29 GMT FLUMP
Another beauty
Jan 22 2011 09:39 GMT MargNZ
Superb image Peter .. a most interesting place :))
Jan 22 2011 10:04 GMT bandsix
a great image of a workhorse......
Jan 22 2011 10:57 GMT David244
I adore this shot so well done ,a pleasure to just look at it ,
Jan 22 2011 11:03 GMT clintonfolks
love the windmills.!!! wonderful photo senna..!!!
Jan 22 2011 11:24 GMT Jakeobean
Peter...this is a marvelous photograph of the old mill....I'm still awaiting your publications of the mills and mushrooms....I think I would be the first in line for an autographed copy.....
Jan 22 2011 12:03 GMT junne PRO
i'll be second :-)))
Jan 22 2011 14:18 GMT soldier
Amazing photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 22 2011 14:20 GMT Icandoit
Superb image
Jan 22 2011 14:48 GMT Macfudge
GREAT when viewed full size!:-)
Jan 22 2011 15:08 GMT elsje323
beautiful like a postcard
Jan 22 2011 16:00 GMT pieter40
Wonderful Dutch picture,special in full size.!!!!!!
Jan 22 2011 16:00 GMT Xaragma
Beautiful...
Jan 22 2011 16:08 GMT hans55 PRO
a very nice mill and picture !!!
Jan 22 2011 17:43 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks for that information about the oil and the paint. Any of those oils are nutritious for consuming, in fact, some of the very best. All relatively high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids. Rape seed oil is sold in the US as Canola oil, Flax seed oil (Linseed) oil is usually packaged in large Gelatin pills (hard to swallow for some people) as the richest plant source of Omega 3, And most nut oils are very good for the body (especially walnut oil). Coconut oil excluded because it is a highly saturated fat.
Jan 22 2011 17:57 GMT senna3
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
Jan 22 2011 18:08 GMT FRIESIAN
Super mooie foto's van De Zaanse Schans. Ik ben er nog nooit geweest maar wil dit zeker een keer doen.
Jan 22 2011 18:16 GMT senna3
Het is zeker de moeite waard Jannie. Kies wel een dag dat de wind uit het zuiden (ochtend) of het westen (middag) komt. Het merendeel van de molens zijn in bedrijf en keren hun wieken naar de kant waar de wind vandaan komt. Wij waren er in de namiddag met een noordenwind, dus konden vaak alleen foto's van de achterkant nemen!
Jan 22 2011 19:08 GMT marioalbertina
Interesting characteristic mill ! !
Jan 22 2011 21:06 GMT Danijela
Wonderful photo!:)
Jan 23 2011 02:35 GMT martini957
Picture perfect beauty
Jan 23 2011 02:52 GMT Studio88
AAA+ ;-)
Jan 23 2011 08:22 GMT senna3
Thank you Danijela.
Jan 23 2011 08:33 GMT senna3
Thank you Nancy.
Jan 23 2011 08:34 GMT senna3
Thanks again Howard.
Jan 23 2011 16:52 GMT pauli3522
so beautiful indeed
Jan 23 2011 19:29 GMT mrla
Wonderful!
Jan 23 2011 19:36 GMT senna3
Thank you Paulina.
Jan 23 2011 19:36 GMT senna3
Thank you Mrla.
Jan 26 2011 23:05 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful windmill series my friend ;-)
Jan 27 2011 07:07 GMT senna3
Thank you Brynjar.
Jan 27 2011 13:11 GMT Lalbabu
Superb!!!!!

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