After our walk around Minnewater park we walked to the north-east perimeter of the city where there are four windmills dotted about.  These are the only remaining examples of what was originally 29 that stood along the city walls during the 19th century, mainly milling grain.  In the summer months two of them are open to the public.

On Stilts

In the Distance

Autumn by the Canal

A Nice Day for a Walk

13 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2011

13 Responses to “Windmills”

  1. Don QuiScottie says:


    Did you survive?

    Have you any idea what danger you were in?

    I thought I had dealt with that one when I was there in summer, but it has come alive again! I will need to return. (Any excuse :)

  2. CherryPie says:

    I am not sure… I am still here blogging and commenting I think…

    Though now you come to mention it the photos of the mill that I didn’t post looked quite dark and satanic!!!

    I think you need to go back to be sure ;-)

  3. Torie Jayne says:

    ★ Happy New Year ! ★
    May all your dreams come true

  4. ubermouth says:

    What a gorgeous walk.

  5. Denise says:

    I am looking forward to catching up on some walks with Freida – what an inspiration.

  6. Janice says:

    Gosh Bruges would be a divine place to visit – so much beauty it boggles the mind.

  7. Ginnie says:

    Your windmills look different than the Dutch mills, Cherie, but they’re still mills and so soulful to me. I’m glad I didn’t miss this one!

  8. Ginnie says:

    I just realized these are in Belgium, Cherie. Still…a bit different from our Dutch mills, not that very far away!

    • CherryPie says:

      At least three of the Windmills are from West Flanders and rebuilt in their current location. I have now posted an artistic version of another photo I took of the same windmill.