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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Water Mill

Water mills and wind mills are hardly what springs to mind when you think of London are they? Well certainly not to me. However thanks to Diamond Geezer who has a link to odd events on each weekend, I learnt that last weekend was national mills open day. Although I made a list and planned to see several, thanks to TFL (transport of London) getting around London was nigh on a miracle last weekend. However I did manage to get to House Mill in Bromley-by-Bow, just a 20 minute trip on the district line.
A rather impressive mill built in 1776, partly restored, in desperate need of more funds to continue the fabulous restoration so any millionaires reading this, £500,000 would just about do it.
In medieval times the mill produced flour for local bakers. It later made gunpowder, but its most successful product was gin. The water of London was not drinkable (I'm not convinced this has changed), however back in the 1700's ale or gin were the chosen liquids. (again not sure this has changed much either).

13 comments:

Laurent said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your photos too.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

It's good to hear that some of the mills have survived in bustling London. Seems worth a visit though.
The picture has a nice light and shadow play. I like it.

Buenos Aires Photo

Brianna said...

This is my favorite pic of yours by far since I've been coming to your blog. I can just see this blown up and over a mantle or sofa...

chrome3d said...

Sorry, I have no such funds and if I did then I would do something entirely different!

Candie Bracci said...

really would have like to see that.Nice shot.

Babzy said...

Nice composition and light ! I like your informative commentary and your sens of humour ;)

Christopher Raun Leth said...

The light and composition of this one is fantastic.

/t. said...

ha ha
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hah ah ha haha ha

great pic & commentary, mo

/t.

Babooshka said...

Not only really interesting and different but a gorgeous image.The light really is quite special in this.

(O said...

I learn something new every time I visit your blog. Great commentary. Thanks.

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Hans said...

Fantastic photo!

Tammy said...

To funny! Love the pic and how the light hits the counter.

richard said...

I enjoy Your keen sense of visual and non visual details :).

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