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October 2, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Windmill across the fields

Windmill across the fields

A beautiful landscape in one of my favourite bird watching spots. A scene that hasn’t changed for centuries. I find that sense of  being in touch with the past, looking upon the same sight as many generations have done before, to be an important experience for me. I’m not sure why. Maybe I’m just getting older.



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  1. navery101 / Oct 2 2013 8:52 pm

    oooh, la la…so pretty!

  2. timthepoet / Oct 2 2013 9:36 pm

    It looks so nice. We’re all getting older.

  3. oawritingspoemspaintings / Oct 2 2013 10:13 pm

    I thought windmills were only a dutch specialty, interesting…

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Oct 2 2013 10:55 pm

      No, we have plenty in the UK, mostly in the south and east of England, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Sussex. Kent, etc. But you can find them pretty much in any county. Many have fallen into disrepair or have been converted from their original use.

      • oawritingspoemspaintings / Oct 3 2013 9:06 am

        A pity for the disrepair,it would’ve brought some income from tourism…
        Thanks for the info! much appreciated 🙂

  4. Ethel and Everett Go RVing / Oct 6 2013 2:44 pm

    I don’t think it’s a sign of advancing age to find joy in looking at the same sight your ancestors saw. My son and I used to visit Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine, every summer and have ice cream on the lawn of the Jordan Pond House just so we could say we’d done something exactly as it had been done, with exactly the same view as had been seen, for over 175 years. The thought of that gave us both great pleasure – and he was only 9 when we started!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Oct 6 2013 4:35 pm

      There is certainly something special about having a connection like that to the past.

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