Sunday, August 5, 2018

Pinhôa Windmills - Portugal

 Last week Leninha surprised me with this lovely card for my elderlies collection.

 The Lourinhã district is one of the most representative when it comes to windmills, which despite no longer playing the active role in the economy they once did, are still without doubt important heritage to the centuries old traditions of our people.
At Alto da Pinhoa, in the Moita dos Ferreiros region, you can enjoy a close-up experience of five windmills which were fully restored in April, 2000.
Three of them are still in operation while one has been transformed into a bar (currently not open to the public) and another is used as a holiday home.

Foto e Grafismo: Acácio Soares
It is even possible to chat to the miller and his wife, simple and friendly people who’ll happily open the door to the central mill and show you it in operation (with a little help from the wind, of course!), and they’ll explain how it works. Fascinating for both children and adults. You’ll be able to see the two different grinding systems, one for corn and another for wheat, which use different types of stone in the grinding process. You can learn how to grade the grain of the floor and how to operate each of the mill stones. - in:

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