Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 07/28/2014


Photo taken on July 25, 2014



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netherlands
broekdijkmolen
windmolen
rouw
molen
mourning
windmill
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nederland
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Broekdijkmolen in mourning

Broekdijkmolen in mourning
The position of the sails can convey a message. This position, slightly past the middle, is the position of mourning (in the South East of the Netherlands the sails are just before the middle to indicate mourning). Windmills all over the Netherlands have been in this position for the victims of the MH17 flight crash.


Originally the Broekpolder was served by a mill from 1625. That one was destroyed in 1840, after which this new mill was built. After a storm and a fire in 1972 that mill was rebuilt with the aid of a mill from Haarlem. Because the polder is quite small now, this mill has an easy life.

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Waardige wijze om te gedenken !!
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
Inderdaad, zie ook deze twitterfeed: twitter.com/mo1ens
3 years ago.
Daviddb
Daviddb
Well I never knew that. Thank you.
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005 has replied to Daviddb
If the sails are in the + position, then the windmill has come to a temporary stop. If the sails are in the X position, the miller has gone home and the windmill is resting for a long period.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.