Sunday, July 27, 2003

water and wind

granted: this is almost cliché. every souvenir store here has baskets strategically full - (delft blue is the best-seller) and it would be easy to overlook the ingeniousness of the whole mechanism*. the windmills of holland are picturesque and photogenic, but above all they are triumphs in technology. in the past, i understand - and appreciate - they saved us from disappearing into the wide atlantic, and they gave us, decade upon decade, our daily bread.
*photo friday

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