in Brugge Belgium Europe
A windmill converts wind into energy. This wind turns blades or sails that is then transferred to a shaft. The turning shaft may be connected to machinery used to perform such work as milling grain, pumping water, or generating electricity. When connected to a pump, the device is typically called a windmill. When used to generate electricity, it is known as a wind turbine generator.
History of Windmills
7th Century AD the Persians
(Iran) used windmills for irrigation and milling grains.
12th Century France and England begin to use windmills, and were called post mills.
14th Century the tower mill was developed by France.
Late Middle Ages
The windmill was adapted for more task.
1. Milling grain
By the 19th century the Dutch
had built about 9000 windmills.
|These windmills are can be seen from the Kruispoort gate to the city.|
|Large boat coming from Amsterdam.|
|The windmills are located on manmade hills, or knolls.|
|This boat has a steel hull.|
|Lots of bikers tour the windmills.|
|20 minute walk from the center of Brugge|
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