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Mills along the river Zaan
Netherlands, Zaanse Schans, Jan. 2011

Because of the north wind all mills turned their back to us. A similar picture, where the mills were all waving friendly to the photographer, can be seen here: http://www.fotothing.com/Annamaria/photo/4a4cca9a6f4ecde7596e6aa44f44bc8d/
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Jan 28 2011 16:06 GMT bandsix
An excellent photo!
Jan 28 2011 16:11 GMT T1MELESS PRO
What a great shoreline !!!!
Jan 28 2011 16:21 GMT Annamaria
It still is a beautiful shot, Peter!! ;-))
Jan 28 2011 16:27 GMT Danijela
Perfect capture, love the perspective and soft light!:)
Jan 28 2011 16:33 GMT hans55 PRO
i like this picture !!!
Jan 28 2011 17:17 GMT fotoloekb PRO
Wow, what a nice Zaanse Schans panorama, a fav for every mill lover.
So also for me! Peter! ;-)
Jan 28 2011 17:49 GMT martini957
Jan 28 2011 17:54 GMT clintonfolks
i can not help myself, I love windmills. beautiful .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 28 2011 18:06 GMT mamontof
Peter , that very unique shot , what you do not see all the time .
Jan 28 2011 18:07 GMT senna3
The privilege of being retired Alex!
Jan 28 2011 19:06 GMT mamontof
Peter , Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas , is the time when you never do all the things you intended to do when you were still working
Jan 28 2011 19:17 GMT Squirrel PRO
Wonderful mills view ...........................................................
Jan 29 2011 01:44 GMT larrybenedict
Is there a constant wind in The Netherlands? Do the mills automatically turn into the wind? Old windmills here in the USA have a vane that turns the blades into the wind, but I don't see that on the mills in Holland.
Jan 29 2011 08:42 GMT senna3
No Larry, not at all, both with respect to strength and direction, although a W, NW or SW wind is more frequent. Durtch mills do not automatically turn into the wind, much too heavy wings. The "bar construction", I do not know the correct English word, at the back of the mill serves to turn the wings. In a photo of Anna-Maria: http://www.fotothing.com/Annamaria/photo/61faa6d1adf64d85478d6cd4d24c8822/
you can clearly see this construction. People can walk on the "balcony" around the mill to move the wings in the right position.
Jan 29 2011 08:59 GMT senna3
Thank you very much Loek!
Jan 29 2011 09:07 GMT senna3
Thank you all for your nice comments!
Jan 29 2011 15:02 GMT Cooler PRO
Beautiful shot and view ;-)
Jan 29 2011 16:17 GMT senna3
Thank you Brynjar.
Jan 30 2011 01:35 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you for the information Peter. I've noticed the bars on the back side of the mills in the past and have been curious about their function. Now I know!!!
Jan 30 2011 06:25 GMT glacierman
a wonderful classic image!
Jan 30 2011 08:57 GMT senna3
Thank you Glacierman.
Jan 30 2011 09:54 GMT peterw
Looks like an old master! Wonderful shot.
Jan 30 2011 13:11 GMT Bellavista
I saw the picture before but I think this shot is a master piece! :-)
Jan 30 2011 15:43 GMT senna3
Thank you Peter.
Jan 30 2011 15:43 GMT senna3
Thank you Bea.
Jan 31 2011 22:35 GMT lizzieb
Oustanding photo Peter.
Feb 08 2011 17:52 GMT senna3
Thank you very much for the many nice comments Lizzie.