2 mei 2016

The White Mill

De Witte Molen ("The White Mill") is a so-called polder mill near the village of Glimmen, just south of Groningen city. A polder mill pumps water from one level to another level. The mill can still be used as back-up in the Glimmen polder, which actually happens every now and then.

The White Mill was built in 1892 by P. Medendorp, in order to pump the 453 hectares of the Glimmen polder dry. In 2003 the mill was fully renovated. Nowadays the Hunze en Aa's Water Board owns the mill.
Note that if you travel to Groningen city by car coming from the south on highway A28, you can see the mill when you look to the left near the exit "Haren".

Both photos were taken yesterday, the weather was really beautiful. I'm linking to Seasons on St Germain's blog, and Tom´s Tuesday´s Treasures.

16 opmerkingen:

  1. Nog nooit een witte molen gezien! Echt mooi, zo in dat landschap daar. Ja,mooie wolkenluchten zijn er op dit moment hè?

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  2. There must not be many white wind mills! I know only of other: in the Openlucht museum by Arnhem. Do you know who takes care of them (the city/town?)

    Many thanks of making this post a part of SEASONS this week! Have seen so many festive pics of Kings Day (on Facebook) - hope yours was good too? Have a happy week!

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  3. Je ziet inderdaad niet zo vaak een witte molen. Mooi gezicht zo in het Hollandse landschap.

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  4. Hello, gorgeous skies and the windmills are beautiful. Lovely photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  5. Marleen, this is wonderful. This beautiful sight is what comes to mind when I think of the Netherlands. Please consider linking this post to Tuesday's Treasures tomorrow.

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  6. Wist niet dat we in nederland ook een witte molen hadden. Mooi.

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  7. Windmill and blue sky, what a great company.

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  8. Lovely pictures, Marleen, I love wind mills like this.

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  9. Glad you linked up. I love windmills. Have several photos myself. Will have to look them up.

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  10. Thanks for linking this treasure!

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  11. I love this style of windmill. Great photos of it.

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  12. What a gorgeous white windmill. I have been fascinated with them for years and years. I am so glad you decided to share this one with all of us.

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  13. Typical Dutch! Love that sky too. :)

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  14. What a lovely mill. So interesting and like nothing here.

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  15. I just love seeing this beautiful windmill! What a lovely thing for you to be able to see in person! Great photos!

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