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New on 500px : Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway (Infrared) by KenLane by KenLane

Mabry Mill is a watermill located at milepost 176.2 of Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia. It is a tourist attraction mainly for the picturesque views of the mill itself. A short trail around the mill connects historical exhibits about life in rural Virginia. The trail allows visitors to view the gristmill, sawmill, and blacksmith shop.

Mabry Mill was built by Edwin Boston Mabry (E.B. Mabry). E.B. Mabry returned to Floyd County in 1903 and began the construction of the mill. It was first a blacksmith and wheelwright shop, then became a sawmill. By 1905 it was in operation as a gristmill. By 1910 the front part of the mill was completed and included a lathe for turning out wheel hubs, a tongue and groove lathe, a planer and a jig-saw. Between 1905 and 1914 E.B. Mabry bought adjacent tracts of land, mostly for the purpose of acquiring more water power. 1

During peak seasons, demonstrations of crafts are given by National Park Service volunteers at Mabry Mill.

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New on 500px : _El Molino de El Cotillo_ by RenaSap by RenaSap

My first acceptable shot of arriving in El Cotillo one week ago 🙂

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New on 500px : Kinderdijk by schelpje67 by schelpje67

Kinderdijk windmills: unique & iconic water management
A significant part of Holland is situated up to approximately 7 meters below sea level. The Dutch don’t notice any of this though, because an incredibly innovative and intricate system keeps the ever-rising seawater from flooding the land. Even during spring tide, the Dutch are safely guarded from being washed away…

The most important aspect of UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk is undoubtedly the unique collection of 19 authentic windmills, which are considered a Dutch icon throughout the entire world.

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New on 500px : Angles by jellyfire by jellyfire

Old Buckenham windmill. It’s a shame the farmers never think about the poor old photographers by sowing spring barley, preferably with a sprinkle of poppy seeds thrown in for good measure.

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New on 500px : Foggy morning by rhoepel by rhoepel

I ended up going to this location on 3 occasions and each time I got something completely different. This is the result from my 3rd attempt.

Thanks for all the comments, and inspiration.

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