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Windmill, Leiden: 19 reviews and 32 photos

  Turning the mill
by Mique

The day i went to visit the mill there was also a professional photographer working. The miller (yes the mill is still in operation every once in a while, run by volunteers) was standing in this wheel for a shot and of course i had to take a few pictures myself. He then explained that it wasn't just for the nice picture that he was standing in the wheel. When the mill needs to be turned towards the wind, the millers use their body weight to turn this wheel and thereby turning the upper part of the mill. Another mistery solved..

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  • Updated Feb 25, 2004
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