Mykonos Windmills: The windmills are the quintessential features of Mykonos’ landscape. There are plenty of them that have become a part and parcel of Mykonos. Visitors to Mykonos can see the windmills irrespective of the locale.
From a distance one can easily figure out the windmills, courtesy of their silhouette.
They are primarily concentrated in the neighborhood of Chora and some are also located in and around Alevkantra. These innovative wheels were primarily used for crushing agricultural yields. In all there were 16 such windmills in operation.
They are conspicuous by their snow-white color, spherical shape with the customary pointed roof made of the finest variety of wood. In the good old days, they were wind operated as Mykonos is renowned for their gusty wind, which continues to blow even today.
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PN85 (104) 2012-11-18 19:49
I have a weak spot for windmills and I really like this trio. Good composition, natural colors and nice sharpness. Overall a very attractive photo. TFS!
Have a good day
cargus (10456) 2012-11-18 21:39
Intéressant scène architecturale bien joué ,des couleurs naturelles et l’exposition sont excellents... image bien fait.!!
- Copyright: Cem Canbay (canbayimages) (1754)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Kenko Circular Polarizer 82 mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-18 16:22