WINDMILLS in Campo de Criptana...
"At this point they caught sight of thirty or forty windmills which were standing on the plain..." Thus begins chapter VIII of Don Quixote. In Cervantes' time windmills were quite common. This view is undoubtedly the characteristic landscape of Campo de Criptana, presenting its silhouette from the Sierra de los Molinos and the Cerro de la Paz. A 19th century land registry drawn up at the behest of the Marqués de la Ensenada shows 34 windmills in existence at that time, each clearly marked with the name of the mill and that of its owner. Through archaeological remnants, we know that they had once been far more numerous.
Today, ten windmills can be seen from afar, some very well-restored with their original structure and machinery preserved. Visitors can tour the inside of the mills and listen to a presentation about their function. Other mills have been converted into museums: the Inca Garcilaso is a museum celebrating the working of the land, the Pilón is a museum of wine, the Quimera is dedicated to Vicente Huidobro, the Culebro to the actress Sara Montiel, and the Lagarto to poetry. The Poyatos windmill houses the Office of Tourism. Every Saturday one of the restored mills is put into operation.
In 1978, the entire group of windmills was declared a Monument of Historical-Artistic Interest, which today is referred to as a Cultural Heritage Site.
Nombre de archivo Madrid 2011 Febrero 2 069.jpg
Nombre del modelo de cámara FinePix S6500fd
Hora y fecha de disparo 10/02/2011 12:37:26
Tv (Velocidad de obturación) 1/400
Av (Valor de apertura) 4.5
Compensación de la exposición 0
Tamaño de la imagen 2136x2848
Espacio color sRGB
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marina7 (8055) 2014-01-24 9:29
I thought it was Greece actually...aren't they trademark Greek colors there?:))
Lovely composition and I love the blue color so much that I find every image containing it just superb!:))
dta (69502) 2014-01-24 9:38
Hola Manu ,
Une rue très pirtoresque , guidant le regard vers les mouline à vent . Les bandes bleues à la base des murs et autour des ouvertures évoquent pour moi le Portugal .
janneman (2626) 2014-01-24 10:14
A beautiful study in blue and white!
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-24 10:45
Wonderful setting of blue and white in a bright frame. The composition is very nice with the windmills in the bg.
Excellent shot. Thanks for sharing.
PaulVDV (23417) 2014-01-24 14:52
A very picturesque place well captured in bright blue and white colours. Your frame fits the image well.
I've visited another village in Castilla-La Mancha with many windmills: Consuegra. You've also posted pictures of it.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (77870) 2014-01-24 23:10
Jolie composition avec cette ruelle blanche conduisant le regard jusqu'aux célèbres moulins.
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-27 23:31
Love the colours here so typical of this region in Spain, and splendid seeing the windmills in the Bg, also love the play of light on the curvy road. Wonderful, Tfs,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-28 5:29
love this! A blue and white combination that is both irresistible and beautifully enticing. Perfect light management and clarity make this shot so special and enchanting. Excellent quality as always from you and a first class presentation.
Rafer (15515) 2014-01-28 23:05
Preciosos blancos y azules y pueblo,,claro..Saludos manu ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
cornejo (34088) 2014-02-07 11:31
Hola Manuel, excelente foto de este bello e interesante lugar, creo recordar que tienes unas cuantas buenas fotos de aquí, estupenda composición con excelente calidad, mis felicitaciones por tus buenos trabajos, gracias por compartir.
Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Un cordial saludo.
robmal (1988) 2015-01-03 14:45
I like old villages with architecture like that, it's very climatic place.Very good management of this strong lights and superb colours.
macjake (58992) 2015-01-25 11:32
you can never go wrong with blue and whites, its a color combination that works every time.
and of course when you can include the windmill at the back its pretty cool too.
fun shot in this heat, or at least it looks warm :)
- Copyright: Manuel Mayorga (ManuMay) (36063)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm S6500fd, Kenko Circular Polariser 58mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 8:53