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I took this while visiting the Netherlands quite a few years ago and I was staying with a family from Enschede, but I'm not sure exactly where this is located. If anyone knows precicely where it is, please let me know. Windmills are fascinating because they're quite functional (usually for grinding grain but also for pumping water and generating power) but they are also frequently viewed as cultural or national icons, such as those of the Netherlands; ask people what they think of when you say "Holland" and you will probably hear something along the lines of "tulips, wooden shoes and windmills." Similarly, windmills feature prominently in the culture of Spain because of Cervantes's book "Don Quixote de La Mancha," where the main character jousts with windmills he believes to be giants. Other famous sites with windmills include the iconic Mykonos windmills, painted by Thomas McKnight and old steel "wind pumps" in the US Midwest, which are prominent symbols of America's heartland; smaller versions are often used as weathervanes!

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  • Copyright: Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 78 N: 1137] (2018)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1993-08-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2007-10-27 12:19
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