‘Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel,
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel…’
These lyrics will be forever etched in my brain, thanks to PE lessons. As a child, we had to prance around the school hall, flapping ribbons in our wake, in a lame attempt to recreate some interpretive dance routine or with aspirations of being the next Olympic gymnast champion. But graceful we were not!
However, windmills are graceful and one of my favourite man-made structures. I don’t really mind what form they take, whether a good old-fashioned, quintessentially Dutch variety or a modern-day wind turbine. I could watch them for hours.
These images were taken on various visits to Skidby Mill, the last working mill in East Yorkshire. It still has its original outbuildings and now houses the East Riding Rural Museum, as it looks out across the Wolds. Silent in its majesty.
What are some of your favourite man-made structures? Are you old-school mill or new-age turbine? Love to hear your thoughts, as always! Until then, enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂
Image Credits: All my own.