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Sunday a new bike trip to Damme but with 20° Celsius


You cannot, miss the Damme windmill. He stands high above his immediate surroundings next to the “Damse Vaart” on one of the most picturesque spots of Damme. This makes it one of the most photographed mills in the world.

A wooden standard mill, called the “Scellemeulen”, stood on this spot since the town began. This mill was owned by the Counts of Flanders; in 1267 those rights were sold to the city by Countess Margaret of Constantinople. Half of the proceeds, however, still had to be given to the graves.

The current mill was built in 1867 on the site where the wooden mill stood for centuries and remained in use until 1963. In 1971 it was bought by the province of West Flanders and restored in 1975-1977. It has been a protected monument since 1975 and since the restoration, the blades are turning into the wind again in the summer. Also pay attention to the mermaid that is on top of the hood; a reference to the "legend of the mermaid".

I hope you can enjoy.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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29/07/2018 10:31:55
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EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
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