Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Holland Windmill


Windmill Week would not be complete without some pictures of the old windmills in Holland. This picture shows several windmills in Holland. I got to visit the Netherlands a few years ago. As you were flying in, the countryside was large strips of very bright colors. From the air, the tulip farms showed up as very bright fields. When I was there, you could see many of these old windmills still operating.

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  1. What a lot of people don't realize is that a lot of Holland is below sea level and they need those windmills to constantly pump the water out of the lower lands.

    A lot of those windmills really don't have pumps, but great big water screws in a trough that lifts the water to a higher level so it can run back into the ocean.

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  2. That's why it's important for the "Little Dutch Boy" to keep his finger in the dike.

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  3. Un paisaje muy bello!! Hace unos años conocí un pequeño pueblo holandés, lindo como en esta imagen.

    Saludos! Joe

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  4. Can any one translate what Arte Joe said?

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  5. Arte Joe said: "A beautiful landscape. Some years ago I visited to a little Holland village, as pretty as in this picture"

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