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Windmills are one of my favourite photography subjects, and from that point of view, I live in the right country:) So can't help it, here's another one, taken in the village of Kinderdijk, which name is Dutch for "Child's Dike". The legend of this name goes that during the Saint Elizabeth's flood of 1421, when the terrible storm had subsided, someone went on to the dike to see what could be saved. He saw a wooden cradle floating in the distance. There was no hope that anything could survive in it, but when it approached, he saw that there was a cat in the cradle trying to keep it in balance by jumping back and forth so that no water could come into it. When the cradle eventually came near the dike, he fished the cradle out and saw that there was a baby in it sleeping quiet and dry.

Because the boat looked kind of ancient, and the mill is of course quite aged as well (this one dates from 18C), I played with toning to give the picture some old-world flavour...

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Additional Photos by Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 179 N: 3373] (15185)
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