The wonderful windmills of the Netherlands – things that fairy tales are made of and do not need words to appreciate.
Sincere best wishes for a healthy and happy 2016. 🎉
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors for December 31, 2015.
I do think of fairy tales whenever I see one of these majestic structures! That little boy with his finger in the dyke, especially! Mother read us folk tales from all the European countries (no computer to plunk us in front of at that time!) and I had images in my mind of all the sights and sounds of them. Your pictures here make the ones based in Holland come alive again for me! But I have never seen the inside of a windmill. Wonder what it’s like! Did you get to go in one of them?
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Yes, we did. 🙂 There were mechanical components, of course, but then some had keeper’s miniature living quarters with bunks built into the walls and tiny kitchen areas. It was one of those places you could have spent several days exploring.
Judy, have a wonderful new year, looking forward to another year of your blog!
Thank you and best wishes to you as well. 🎉 I love our library and all of its resources so I admire what you do with your blog and will look forward to reading your future posts as well.
Judy, I love this! Enjoy this last day of 2015.
I always like seeing normal sized doors in supersized structures. These are great Judy. Happy New Year!
I agree with Dan – like seeing normal sized door in a supersized structure. and windmills are so fairy tale-ish.
Wonderful way to send out the old and ring in the new Judy. Here’s to more travels, exploring and discovery in 2016 – Cheers!
Happy New Year, Norm. 🙂
Here in Michigan, for those who can’t make the trip to the Netherlands, a working windmill is located in Holland Mi. It was brought over and restored about 50 yrs ago. Of course it’s a tourist attraction but sits by downtown in a park. Tulip time in May is when it’s really beautiful there.
No, I don’t work for the chamber of commerce! Happy New year Judy and all…..
Me and fitbit start our “relationship” tomorrow.
Now, that is exciting because I can only imagine how beautiful that windmill is during tulip season. Here’s wishing you and Fitbit a wonderful relationship. LOL I used a scoop shovel to push snow this morning and picked up 5,000 steps – lots of snow. 🙂
Lovely shots, the windmills are of Holland definitely have character. Blessings, and Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and your family and congregation. 🙂
I love this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m glad they still have some functioning mills. Have your ever seen the one in Orleans, MA built in 1720? It was restored in the 1980s.
Happy New Year, Judy!
I had no idea so I checked it out on line. Handsome it is. It is about a three hour drive from here but maybe the next time we head to Rhode Island we could make a stop. Thank you, Eliza, for sharing that information. Happy New Year. 🙂
How beautiful! There is something magical about windmills in general, and to see a row of them all lined up like that is awesome. The Netherlands is definitely on my very long travel list!! Here is to more doors in 2016!
Beautiful windmill photo! Wishing you a most happy 2016.
A happy and healthy new year wish to you as well. 🙂
Nice, and a cat in the window… Happy New Year!
Happy New Year my friend! Loved these pictures!
That is definitely one place I would really love to see.Thank you for sharing — so beautiful! Happy New Year my friend. May it bring you lots of happiness and wonderful adventures (so that I can look at the pictures!)
Great pictures! I have always wanted to visit the Netherlands and see the windmills for myself. What is the best time of the year to visit?
I don’t know the absolute ‘best’ time but we went the first week in May and were treated to the Keukenhof tulips as well. I will never forget the windmills or the tulips. 🙂
Oh, these photos take me back! I had one trip to the Netherlands, touring by bike–loved it all! Happy New Year!
They really are, Judy. Happy New Year! Love your photos!
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Those look so pretty! I would love to visit the Netherlands one day…being in the airport on a layover just doesn’t count!
That’s funny. I guess we could all bump up our travels if we could count those layovers. 🙂
What a magical start to the year….I just love that long row of windmills stretching away along the river….takes me back to childhood tales too! I love the sound of the inside too, it makes me think of the inside of lighthouses….and more childhood dreams✨💕✨
So beautiful ! 🙂
Great shots! I like this place, have been there last October :)! Happy New Year! Bye. Kamila
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