Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Greyhound Mill 1755

The Greyhound Mill from 1755 dominates together with the church towers the skyline of Woerden. The Greyhound is the successor of a mill which stood on the same spot which was first mentioned in 1550. There used to be a second mill in Woerden but this one has been demolished in 1707. I live 1 min walking from the mill. In older days the miller and his familiy lived in the lower part of the mill.

A Dutch expression related to mills is: 'He must have had a blow of the mill wing', meaning he has lost his mind or has become crazy. A blow of a mill wing can't be a good thing...

1 comment:

Sharon said...

What a beautiful mill and such history. Very nice photo.