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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Old Bladeless Windmill


Old Bladeless Windmill, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Old Bladeless Windmill
Belmont Road Area
Bridgetown, Barbados
Series: Barbados: To the Capital
(07-23-2007)


I am on my way to the capital, Bridgetown, but photo opportunities are proving hard to come by. The rain is slightly sporadic and the window to the car is closed. There will be a few stops on the way. Maybe, I can with some maneuvering, manage to capture a few things.

Well it looks like I am going to get a chance to shoot a windmill in a now populated area that I am sure was once plantation land.

Sometime in the history of this great land I am sure this windmill was of some use either in crushing sugarcane or pumping water. But these notable pieces come with a history of enslavement. This was when sugar was king, and slavery was the order of the day.

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4 comments:

  1. Whoa! Impressive! I like the mossy covering. Pity it has lost its blades.

    BTW, Happy New Year!

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  2. Yup, blades are gone. Windmills are all over Barbados, some in decay and others have been converter.

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  3. Beautiful, isn't it? Have they restored any of these old windmills?

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  4. Ann, some have been restored and/or converted.
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