Saturday, October 20, 2012

the windmills of bruges

stout little soldiers ever watchful on the berm

11 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Little soldiers indeed, in gentle motion. You have given them life and personality.

Bises,
Genie

VP said...

Not so little, if I remember well...

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, I haven't seen the windmills, what a miss!
God bless you!
Cezar

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

Beautiful.
Costas

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This angle of your photo reminds me of the windmills on the ridge above Consuegra, Spain.

Malyss said...

Remember what Michel Legrand was singing ..about the " windmills of your mind"...

Jack said...

These classic windmills are so marvelous. Very nice, brattcat.

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Doug Hickok said...

So classic. What a fantastic trip Brattcat!

Carraol said...

Splendid image of these impressive pieces of machinery. Reminds me of Cervantes: At this point they came in sight of thirty forty windmills that there are on plain, and as soon as Don Quixote saw them he said to his squire, "Fortune is arranging matters for us better than we could have shaped our desires ourselves, for look there, friend Sancho Panza, where thirty or more monstrous giants present themselves, all of whom I mean to engage in battle and slay, and with whose spoils we shall begin to make our fortunes; for this is righteous warfare, and it is God's good service to sweep so evil a breed from off the face of the earth."
"What giants?" said Sancho Panza.
"Those thou seest there," answered his master, "with the long arms, and some have them nearly two leagues long."
"Look, your worship," said Sancho; "what we see there are not giants but windmills, and what seem to be their arms are the sails that turned by the wind make the millstone go."
"It is easy to see," replied Don Quixote, "that thou art not used to this business of adventures; those are giants; and if thou art afraid, away with thee out of this and betake thyself to prayer while I engage them in fierce and unequal combat."

Jilly said...

Lovely photo. I don't know why but I can't get excited about windmills. Perhaps they remindme of flat countries and I need mountains. And there's a perfectly good hill in this one, so there you are - a few useless words about what is a lovely photo.