Photo tour: Windmills around the world

Originally created to harness the power of the wind for processes like milling or pumping water, windmills have also remained one of the prettiest landscape fixtures one can come across on their travels. From the famous four-pronged Dutch windmills to  the wheels you’ll find in the U.S., windmills have taken on all sorts of forms around the world. Take a look at these mesmerizing mills with this photo tour of windmills from around the world.

 

Windmill in Leinwijk (Image: Hans Pama)

Windmill in Leinwijk (Image: Hans Pama)

Windmill in Gouda, Netherlands (Image: Ruben Holthuijsen)

Windmill in Gouda, Netherlands (Image: Ruben Holthuijsen)

Windmill in Zakynthos, Greece (Image: K_Dafalias)

Windmill in Zakynthos, Greece (Image: K_Dafalias)

Windmill in the Netherlands (Image: albertstraub)

Windmill in the Netherlands (Image: albertstraub)

Windmill in Solvang, California (Image: Sam Howzit)

Windmill in Solvang, California (Image: Sam Howzit)

Windmill in Gooseberry Mesa, Utah (Image: dhReno used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Windmill in Gooseberry Mesa, Utah (Image: dhReno used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Windmill in East Sussex, England (Image: JohnONolan)

Windmill in East Sussex, England (Image: JohnONolan)

Windmills outside of Copenhagen (Image: andjohan)

Windmills outside of Copenhagen (Image: andjohan)

Windmill in Normandy, France (Image: photophilde used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Windmill in Normandy, France (Image: photophilde used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Windmills in Kinderdijk (Image: Zhenzation)

Windmills in Kinderdijk (Image: Zhenzation)

Windmill in Consuegra, Spain (Image: FeistyTortilla)

Windmill in Consuegra, Spain (Image: FeistyTortilla)

 

(Main image: hassanrafeek used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

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