Saturday, January 13, 2007

This morning's adventures led us to Kinderdijk, a small town with 19 windmills dating back to the 1700s. The windmills were used to pump water from the peat-bogs into the river and prevent the settlement from flooding. These days, the pumping system has been fully modernized, but the windmills are still there and apparently still work! Kinderdijk has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The trail through the bogs past the windmills is a lovely walk, even when the weather unexpectedly clouded over on us and the wind kicked up. Jennifer had fun playing with the camera's sepia filter (just seemed appropriate!).

classic image of The Netherlands: windmill and swans

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous pic to add to my list!