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This is a mill in Lisse, next to the dyke, used to pump water out of the Polder (it still does occasionally when person who lives here wants to, but there is also modern pump next to it).

 

This mil is one of the first and oldest models for this purpose with a new design thought of by the brilliant engineer Leeghwater. Many Dutch dont know this man, but he was the most brilliant engineer our country has ever seen together with Lely in my opinion.

 

This shot was taken around 4.00 at night. Orion is visible on the left top. One of my favorite constellations, also used for the design of Giza (pyramids).

 

Thanks for the Explore everyone !

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Taken on October 17, 2010