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Windmill of Vertain
France

Site classified as a historical monument in 1978, the Vertain Mill (tower mill and pivot unique in France) has its original architectural design.

The internal mechanism and the roof, based on a pivot, are simply held in the second stage by a raceway.
All wood (mechanism, roof, floors, stairs) rotates when the wings are oriented.
It no longer exists today mill identical to this one.

The shot was taken in may 2012, at midday. Panorama made in HDR version (enfuse).

References : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templeuve_%28Nord%29#Le_moulin_de_Vertain (translated with help of Google Traduction)

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Copyright: Franck Masschelein
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Taken: 13/05/2012
Uploaded: 20/05/2012
Updated: 11/09/2014
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Tags: windmill; vertain; templeuve; france; hdr; enfuse
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