12 juli 2017

Drainage-mill

On the other side of the wooden bridge that I showed you in yesterday´s post is a drainage-mill (poldermolen in Dutch) called 'De Boezemvriend', that as one word could be translated as 'buddy' or 'soulmate' however in Dutch 'boezem' also means 'drainage canal' - so it's a pun.

The mill was built in 1871 to help pump water out of the polder to another level, the building next to it is a pumping-station. In 1990 the mill was renovated and is still operational today. On the grass an old wooden screw pump (vijzel or waterschroef in Dutch) is displayed; placed inside a mill and rotating it 'screws' the water up. They were a replacement for scoop wheels.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Een echt instructief plaatje. Mooi.

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  2. Such a beautiful place! Typically Dutch!
    :)

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  3. Leuk verhaal over de buddy die het kanaal reguleert :)

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  4. ...now that is a beautiful sight.

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  5. Very similar to what Dutch engineers built over here in the Fens of Cambridgeshire. Sadly very few of ours have been preserved.

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  6. Beautiful location and scenery. The first photo would make a nice postcard.

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  7. That's a wonderful sight Marleen, good to hear that it's still working away today!

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  8. What a wonderful view - windmill and wooden bridge.. I agree bill burge about the first photo.

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  9. I love these mills, Marleen, great pics !

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  10. mooie foto's van deze "boezemvriend" Marleen



    prettige dag

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  11. Leuk verhaal over de buddy die het kanaal reguleert :)


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