Archive for the tag 'Windmill'

We spotted Rye Windmill when we had a brief visit to Rye when we holidayed in Chichester last year. It was near to where we had parked our car and as we walked past the windmill we found out that it was a B&B. How quaint. The mill has an interesting history:

The distinctive and famous [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 11th 2019

The Moulin de Cugarel is an intact and restored 17th-century windmill. Typical of the 32 mills built here with the arrival of Riquet’s canal, the Cugarel was in use until 1921.
The top and roof (capelado) of the mill rotates, with a gear mechanism controlled by the miller to keep the 7-m long sails directed into [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2012

Sadly it was now time to say goodbye to Carcassonne and return to the airport for the journey back home.  We took a leisurely drive along the A roads and stopped off in the quaint town of Saint-Papoul in order to visit the abbey. We then continued our journey and stopped at Castelnaudary where [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 19th 2012

This image was inspired by a comment I made in relation to my last blog post on windmills.

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2011

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 [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2011