Monday, November 3, 2014

Alcalá de Guadaíra - Spain

Remember that some time ago I met, Paulo, a postcard collector and he gave me more than 200 cards? These 3 from Alcalá de Guadaíra in Spain, are part of his generous offer. 
Alcalá de Guadaíra is a town located approximately 10 km southeast of Seville. Alcalá used to be known as Alcalá de los Panaderos (Alcalá of the bakers) because it provided most of Seville's bread. The town is located on the banks of the Guadaíra River, and watermills built during the Moorish period of Spain can still be found in the area. - in: wikipedia

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Alcalá Park next to Guadaíra River.

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Realaje Mill it is one of the most monumental Mill buildings, due to its great central tower of medieval origin.
The building preserves all its industrial rooms: Basement, grinding room with three millstones and store on the top. We highlight the annexed to the mill house of the miller; due to its immediate situation to the main building has also a spillway in case possible floods.
The central tower has square-plan, covered by a great vault that supports the terrace roof. The great weir pipes the Guadaíra at a bend that makes easier the use of the hydraulic power for the process of grinding. - in:

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A stork on a chimney.

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