Golden glow

In the past, mills were goldmines for the owners.
Still a golden glow on these historical memories.

The walking mill

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Kolby Mill at the tiny danish island of Samsø “walking” through the year

.The inspiration comes from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes
the last walk of 2014 turned upside down by letting the motive do the walking.

The mill was raised in 1899 on the island of Samsø, a mill family bought it second hand
after it before that time had grind grain in Netherlands for years.

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The old mill at the hill

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Built in Netherlands, but came to a tiny danish island in 1899 where it stands steadily
observing the differences of days and the change between the seasons
probably nothing at all can surprise the old mill at the hill, even not a weird sky.

Although it was originally dutch, so it is now a part of danish culture.


Weekly Photo Challenge Theme: “Culture


Nothing burns like the cold

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Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation
(Sinclair Lewis)

Hot coffee and cold winter mornings
are two of the best soul mates
who ever did find each other” 
(Terri Guillemets)

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“There are three reasons for becoming a writer
the first is that you need the money
the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know
the third is that you can’t think what to do with the long winter evenings”
(Quentin Crisp)


(photos taken this sunday at noon)

Travel Theme (Signs)

 Inspired by the excellent post by Ailsa (link) and Madhu (link) after the great idea of Ailsa  so I came to think that the world is crowded (perhaps overcrowded but it’s a matter of taste) of signs – everyone talks about Kilroy was here first of all – so it must really be Kilroy who make all the signs stuff – it also made me think of a sign on the little tiny island Samsø were I’m born (many years ago) – a sign which has always amused me.

When you drive from the middle of the tiny island to the south-west end. 

When you reach the small village of Kolby Kaas, then there is on the right side a sign indicating what it’s called and that speed doesn’t exceed 50 km/h – in fact, as the name might not appear on the sign, because in Denmark there rules for this – there must live at least 200 people and yhat number of people not live in Kolby Kaas – on the wrong side of ‘oh no’ on the left side of the road is the “funny” sign.

It says in Danish when you drive into the village “Thank you for visiting – see you soon”
 start by saying it to people who perhaps have never been there before
 who stands in the doorway of home and say this ..?
I always wait until they had been visiting
before I say “see you soon” to the guests
  also to see how good their manes are. 

On the other side of the sign, when you drive out of the villige – they wish you “welcome to Samsø” – maybe that little village on the island don’t belonging to the island..? 

Maybe the right place for the sign would be down where the tourists leave det ferry.  

Straight out of Kolby Kaas (after you have been welcomed to the island or before you becomes thanks for the visit)  is the island’s mill, built in 1898, no longer in use – but acts as a sort of mini museum as tourist can visit. 

There are also signs related to a mill the turbine blades must stand as they do – they may not be a cruciform – millers were generally very superstitious and it means bad luck actually would mean that the miller will die soon – if a miller dies, then the family turn the turbine blades so they appear as a cruciform.