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May 17, 2006 07:38 |  #1

Wind power has been used for centuries to grind grain, pump water, operate machinery, and more recently to produce electricity.
There are many variations of windmills around the world, and most of us have seen them in various forms.

This thread is a call to post your favorite windmill photos to share. They don't have to be great shots, just shots with windmills in them.

I will start this one with a photo of a pair of modern power generating windmills that are part of a wind farm in Rio Vista, CA, USA.

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May 17, 2006 16:40 |  #2

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May 17, 2006 17:45 as a reply to  @ Rendezvous's post |  #3

Seen this one while driving through Alford Lincolnshire uk

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May 17, 2006 21:29 as a reply to  @ TAH's post |  #4

Here's mine.

It is an old, abandoned windmill in the country near where I live. It may no longer be in use, but it still has a lot of character.

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May 17, 2006 21:52 as a reply to  @ Edd S's post |  #5

Edd S wrote:
Here's mine.

It is an old, abandoned windmill in the country near where I live. It may no longer be in use, but it still has a lot of character.

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I like the beat out old windmill. And the contrails playing tic-tac-toe in the sky, too!


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May 17, 2006 22:51 |  #6

Here's an old one just outside of town.


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May 18, 2006 14:07 |  #7

This is one on my way to work

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And this is the oldest working mill in Sussex, UK

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May 19, 2006 22:33 |  #8

Those are all cool windmills. What a variety there are!


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May 21, 2006 17:52 as a reply to  @ SWPhotoImaging's post |  #9

A new wind farm a few miles away from me.

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May 21, 2006 18:08 |  #10

Very nice, TAH. I love the motion in this one.


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May 21, 2006 20:28 as a reply to  @ SWPhotoImaging's post |  #11

I took this on a trip out West a couple years ago.

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May 21, 2006 20:37 |  #12

Wow, Nice one, BigOsmo. You don't see a lot of wooden structure windmills left standing.


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May 22, 2006 06:43 as a reply to  @ SWPhotoImaging's post |  #13

'Betty's Hope' - Took this a couple of weeks ago while on honeymoon in Antigua, plantation last used by slaves in the production of sugar cane.


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May 26, 2006 16:24 as a reply to  @ jbrown1's post |  #14

jbrown1 wrote:
This is one on my way to work

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This is Outwood Windmill, and is the oldest working windmill in Britain. It is open to the public on Sundays and is well worth a visit.


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May 30, 2006 01:21 as a reply to  @ red_fan's post |  #15

Nice posts, all. Here's my two bits -- shot about four years ago and scanned from a print. These windmills are located near Warsaw, New York (western NY), and are part of an experimental program to see if they are viable. With the current energy situation, I think that we will be seeing more of them. I also love the soothing sound that they make.:)
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