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Molen de Adriaan

This is a new photo from my hometown Haarlem, taken last week in the morning, just after sunrise. You can see the mill Molen de Adriaan, located near the centre of Haarlem, on the bank of the river Het Spaarne.

Molen de Adriaan has been rebuilt in 2002 after a fire that destroyed the mill in 1932. The original mill was built in 1779. Despite of the fact the the citizens of Haarlem collected money to pay the rebuilding and also the municipality of Haarlem wanted to give a large sum of money (but the province overruled this), it wasn't possible to rebuild the mill in the 1930'ies.
But exactly 70 years after the fire, in April 2002, a new mill finally could be put into use.
The mill is mainly a tourist attraction -but is also fully functional as a corn-mill- and is an important part of the skyline of Haarlem. Since 2004 the mill is also an official location of the municipality Haarlem for weddings.

I posted another photo of De Adriaan for about 1½ year ago.

Hope you like it! :-)

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