Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

October 27, 2009

Traditional windmills / Tradicionales molinos de viento / Moulins à vent traditionnels / Moinhos de vento tradicionais

In English:

Here are 24 examples of traditional windmills in my country Finland.

En español:

Aquí hay 24 ejemplos de molinos de viento tradicionales en mi país Finlandia.

En francais:

Voici 24 exemples de moulins à vent traditionnels dans mon pays Finlande.

Em Português:

Aqui estão 24 exemplos de moinhos de vento tradicionais no meu país Finlândia.

Säkylä

Säkylä

Elimäki

Elimäki

Koskenkorva

Koskenkorva

Nivala

Nivala

Hailuto

Hailuoto

Rantsila

Rantsila

Espoo

Espoo

Fagernäs

Fagernäs

Isokyrö

Isokyrö

Lemi

Lemi

Loviisa

Loviisa

Pertunmaa

Pertunmaa

Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi

Savo

Savo

Seurasaari

Seurasaari

Törnävä

Törnävä

Lieksa

Lieksa

Humppila

Humppila

Jalasjärvi

Jalasjärvi

Virtasalmi

Virtasalmi

Iisalmi

Iisalmi

Oulu

Oulu

Temmes

Temmes


Pienmäki

Pienmäki

Life of traditional windmills

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17 Comments »

  1. Lots of cool windmills! Love the variety. JoAnn

    Comment by neilbartowphotography — October 27, 2009 @ 17:00 | Reply

  2. Le moulin rouge n’est pas qu’une curiosité parisienne ! 😉
    Et je le préfère dans ces coins de nature !
    Bonne fin de journée.

    Comment by Marion B. — October 27, 2009 @ 23:58 | Reply

  3. These are beautiful wooden windmills! I haven’t seen any like these and I would jump with joy to see any like these in the photos. Talk about a real windmill! If I were a carpenter and knew some mechanics, I would build one. Lovely photos, of each one unique windmill. Thanks for telling about these, Sartenada.

    Comment by Anna Surface — May 17, 2010 @ 20:15 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Oh, how glad I am reading Your comment. I really saw that You like them. Every time when I am looking at the first windmill, I get some smile on my lips, because there are two crows sitting on the wings.

      Comment by sartenada — May 18, 2010 @ 06:58 | Reply

  4. HI Sartenada,
    Truly some amazing images and awesome windmills for sure I would love to travel over there and get some of these windmills for my collection indeed :).
    Brett

    Comment by Brett Morgan — November 15, 2010 @ 12:30 | Reply

    • Hi Brett.

      Thank You so much for Your kind comment. I appreciate it.

      Happy Monday.

      Comment by sartenada — November 15, 2010 @ 12:49 | Reply

  5. These are fantastic!

    Comment by writingfeemail — June 3, 2012 @ 23:34 | Reply

    • Hi Renee.

      How glad I am that You checked my windmill post and that You love these vintage windmills. Thank You commenting.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 4, 2012 @ 06:52 | Reply

  6. These are so beautiful. Thanks for linking to them in my blog!

    Comment by TBM — September 10, 2012 @ 13:24 | Reply

    • Hi TBM.

      Thank You. I am glad that You liked them although many of them are very rustic, not having “sugar frosting”.

      Have a great beginning of the week!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 10, 2012 @ 13:58 | Reply

  7. The woman milking the cow! Might have to come back and ask you for permission to share that on my blog – mentioned it in my piece on Nivala 🙂 Thank you for sharing all these photos, Matti, really bring back some great memories!

    Comment by Akanksha — March 21, 2015 @ 02:56 | Reply

    • Hello Akanksha.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. The woman milking bronze statue is made by famous artist Miina Äkkijyrkkä. She is specialized in cow statues, wooden and metallic. Sometime man can see them by the road sides. Examples:

      Recycling old car parts.

      You can share my photos if You want so.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — March 21, 2015 @ 10:58 | Reply

  8. Surely someone has done a history book on Finnish windmills.. 🙂

    Comment by Jean — June 5, 2018 @ 13:42 | Reply

    • Hello Jean.

      The answer is no. 😦 It was about two weeks ago when I searched a list of them. I have been searching every now then, but no lists. This time I was quite successful. I found a page in which there are listed, maybe all, windmills in European Union. To use it was not easy, because all mills are in Google map, not listed in a normal way. I also found a Finnish Lady who has helped to shoot photos from them. Many windmills have been photographed and many not. Those, which do not have photos, are shown on the map white. These windmills contains exact information where to find them.

      II contacted the Lady who has photographed them and after changing mails, I decided to help her in this huge mission as a voluntary photographed. Windmills are spread all over my country, generally, they cannot be seen from main roads, but on side road, and in some cases, they are hidden behind the bushes.

      My help will be tiny help, but anyway it is help. Because I shoot photos all around my country, I can plan my routes using those roads where I can find windmills, which do not have yet photographed. The task is slow.

      In Finland, we have so called Poor-man wooden statues and they are photographed and have published a book. We have tried to get them on the list of World Heritage sites. This task seems to be slow. Once I suggested it, but they even did not answer to me. If You are interested to know more about our Poor-man statues or as we call them also. In these posts, many of them are seen in an exhibition in the world’s biggest church:

      Statues of Paupers1

      Statues of Paupers2

      Statues of Paupers3

      Be sure, that they are unique.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2018 @ 07:38 | Reply

  9. Etonnant car les ailes de ces moulins ne sont pas toutes les mêmes! Qu’ils sont beaux!!!

    Comment by malyloup — July 17, 2018 @ 09:20 | Reply


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