Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

July 17, 2018

Life of Windmills / Vida de los molinos de viento / Vie des moulins à vent / Vida dos moinhos de vento

In English:

Life of traditional Windmills

The life of traditional windmills can be compared in some way to human life. Think about this, suddenly one day it does not exist, it will remain in our memories and photos. This happened to the windmill in Keminmaa, which was abandoned, but one day its life run out in a gloomy and sad way. What happened? The distance from Helsinki to Keminmaa is 720km/ 447mi.Number of nine photos.

Another case is the windmill in Piippola. Its distance from Helsinki is 513km / 319mi. Maybe it served all its life without any vacations, giving pleasure to their users and finally finding its place is on a home museum area. When we visited there, I noticed that its condition was forlorn and many parts spread to the ground, like its wings. When nobody took care of it, gradually lost the “will of life” becoming “sick” and finally its life ended. I think that this is happening here and there in Finland. Very sad. Number of thirteen photos.

Third case comes from Tornio. Its distance from Helsinki is 737km / 458mi. It served people well and when it became needless and thus “retired” as a well-served. This beautiful windmill is well-maintained throughout its life. We made a walking tour around it admiring its beauty. You can also take the virtual walking tour around it with us. Number of thirteen photos.

En español:

Vida de los molinos de viento tradicionales

La vida de los molinos de viento tradicionales se puede comparar de alguna manera con la vida humana. Piense en esto, de repente un día no existe, quedará en nuestra memoria y fotos. Esto ocurrió al molino de viento en Keminmaa, que fue abandonado, pero un día su vida se agotó de una manera lúgubre y triste. ¿Que pasó? La distancia desde Helsinki a Keminmaa es de 720 km / 447 millas. Nueve fotos.

Otro caso es el molino de viento en Piippola. Su distancia de Helsinki es 513km / 319mi. Tal vez sirvió toda su vida sin vacaciones, alegrando sus usuarios y finalmente encontrar su lugar en el área de un casa museo. Cuando visitamos allí, me di cuenta de su condición y que el fue abandonada y que muchas partes se extendían al suelo, como sus alas. Cuando nadie se ocupó de ello, perdió gradualmente sus “ganas de vivir” y al caendo “enfermo” y finalmente su vida terminó. Creo que esto está sucediendo aquí y allá en Finlandia. Muy triste. Trece fotos.

El tercer caso viene de Tornio. Su distancia de Helsinki es de 737 km / 458 mi. Sirvió bien a las personas y cuando se volvió innecesario y, por lo tanto, “jubilado” estará bien atendido. Este hermoso molino de viento está bien mantenido durante toda su vida. Hicimos un recorrido a pie admirando su belleza. También vos pueden realizar el paseo virtual a pie alrededor de mí. Trece fotos.

En francais:

Vie des moulins à vent traditionels

La vie des moulins à vent traditionnels peut être comparée d’une certaine manière à la vie humaine. Pensez à cela, soudainement un jour il n’existe pas, il restera seulement dans nos mémoires et photos. Cela s’était produit au moulin à vent de Keminmaa, qui a été abandonné, mais un jour sa vie s’est terminée d’une manière sombre et triste. Qu’est-il arrivé? La distance de Helsinki à Keminmaa est 720km / 447mi. Neuf photos.

Un autre cas est le moulin à vent à Piippola. Sa distance de Helsinki est de 513km / 319mi. Peut-être qu’il a servi toute sa vie sans vacances, donnant du plaisir à ses utilisateurs et d’avoir enfin trouvé sa place est dans une maison-musée. Quand nous sommes allés là-bas, j’ai remarqué que son état était désespéré et que de nombreuses parties se sont répandues au sol, comme ses ailes. Quand personne ne s’en est occupé, “l’envie de vivre” s’est peu à peu perdue, devenant “malade” et finalement atteignait la fin de vie utile. Je pense que cela se passe ici et là en Finlande. Très triste. Treize photos.

Le troisième cas vient de Tornio. Sa distance de Helsinki est 737km / 458mi. Il a bien servi les gens et quand c’est devenu inutile et donc “retraité” bien servi. Ce magnifique moulin à vent est bien entretenu tout au long de sa vie. Nous avons marché autour d’elle en admirant sa beauté. Vous pouvez également prendre la visite virtuelle à pied avec nousi. Treize photos.

Em Português:

Vida dos moinhos de vento tradicionais

A vida dos moinhos de vento tradicionais pode ser comparada de alguma forma à vida humana. Pense nisso, de repente, um dia não existe, só permanecerá em nossas memórias e fotos. Isso aconteceu com o moinho de vento em Keminmaa, que foi abandonado, mas um dia sua vida terminou de maneira sombria e triste. O que aconteceu? A distância de Helsinque para Keminmaa é 720km / 447mi. Nove fotos.

Outro caso é o moinho de vento em Piippola. Sua distância de Helsinque é 513km / 319mi. Talvez tenha servido toda a sua vida sem férias, dando prazer aos seus usuários e finalmente encontrando o seu lugar é em uma área de museu de casa. Quando visitamos lá, notei que sua condição era abandonada e muitas partes estavam espalhadas no chão, como suas asas. Quando ninguém cuidou disso, gradualmente perdeu a “vontade de vida” se tornando “doente” e finalmente a sua vida acabou. Eu acho que isso está acontecendo aqui e ali na Finlândia. Muito triste. Treze fotos.

O terceiro caso vem de Tornio. Sua distância de Helsinque é 737km / 458mi. Ele servia bem as pessoas e quando se tornou desnecessário e, portanto, “aposentado” bem servido. Este belo moinho de vento está bem conservado durante toda a sua vida. Fizemos um passeio a pé em torno dele admirando a sua beleza. Você também pode fazer um passeio virtual a pé comigo. Treze fotos.

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63 Comments »

  1. How interesting and yet sad to see them die. At least the last one seems to be cared for and that’s a very good thing.

    Comment by montucky — July 17, 2018 @ 07:09 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment here. Windmills are not easy to find, because they are not found by the new roads.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 17, 2018 @ 07:56 | Reply

  2. Interesting history of windmills. The well-maintained one is striking! Charming all on it’s own! Thank you! 📚 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — July 17, 2018 @ 07:10 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      We have windmills here and there around in Finland, but they are mainly situated by the village roads and in small local places. Thank You commenting

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 17, 2018 @ 07:59 | Reply

  3. Hello. There seems to be many windmills in Finland. I like scenery with windmills very much.Have a good day!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — July 17, 2018 @ 08:35 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank You commenting my post. Yes, we have about 680 windmills, but they are not easy to find. If driving on highways, You cannot find nearly any. They are on countryside and in many cases hidden by bushes and trees.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — July 17, 2018 @ 08:43 | Reply

  4. Wow…that’s a lot of windmills there! :0

    Comment by a mindful traveler — July 17, 2018 @ 09:02 | Reply

    • Hello Lorelle.

      Well, there are many indeed, but finding them is another story. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 17, 2018 @ 09:08 | Reply

  5. Ce sont des moulins magnifiques et il est dommage de les laisser mourir!
    Merci de nous les avoir montrés
    Bises et bonne journée, Matti

    Comment by malyloup — July 17, 2018 @ 09:16 | Reply

    • Bonjour Maly.

      Je suis heureux que vous avez aimé mon poste. Cela arrive aussi aux maisons, pas seulement aux moulins à vent. Soupir. Merci beaucoup.

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 | Reply

  6. Muito triste saber que os moinhos de vento estão em extinção na Finlândia.
    Eu que sou do Brasil sempre fico encantada ao ver um deles, porém nunca tive a oportunidade de chegar tão perto!
    Obrigada pelas fotos! É sempre lindo viajar através das suas fotos!
    Saudações à família!

    Comment by Roberta — July 17, 2018 @ 13:28 | Reply

    • Olá Roberta.

      Obrigado. Tenho problemas com o meu computador, o que significa uma resposta breve.

      Tudo de bom para você e sua família

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 07:57 | Reply

  7. Those are lovely. Do you speak all four languages? Impressive!

    Comment by Alison — July 17, 2018 @ 15:57 | Reply

    • Hello Alison.

      Due to Computer problems, I answer shortly – yes. In addition to these languages, I understand German and Swedish.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 08:04 | Reply

  8. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos again.

    Comment by 洋子 — July 17, 2018 @ 18:31 | Reply

    • Hello 洋子.

      Thank You commenting my post and loving my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 08:05 | Reply

  9. So nice to see the well maintained windmill at the end of the post but sad that those other windmills have reached the end of their lives. Windmills even no longer in use are so nice to see from afar.

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — July 17, 2018 @ 18:35 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      Thank You for Your comment. I have Computer problem and that is why my answer is short.

      Have nice day.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 08:08 | Reply

      • Nice to hear from you Matti. I hope your computer problems are easily resolved. Marion

        Comment by Little Miss Traveller — July 18, 2018 @ 08:19 | Reply

  10. Hello, Matti!
    Thank you for sharing your unique view of windmills. It’s quite interesting to see the differences in care and how it’s similar to human life.
    I hope you’re staying cool in this hot summer we’re having!
    ~ Emily

    Comment by Emily — July 17, 2018 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      Thank You commenting. I have Computer problems and this is why my answer is short.

      All the best to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 08:17 | Reply

  11. It is sad to think of the wind mill blades being silent ,sadder still to see the burnt skeleton of a mill ,yet there is hope for some of the old mills as seen in the last photo. Hope is such an encouraging word even in our lives! Loved seeing the mills, thank you!

    Comment by Deb — July 17, 2018 @ 22:14 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank You. Having a computer problem, my answer is short. I think that someday, I will find beautiful more.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 08:25 | Reply

      • Sorry about the computer issues! Hope it’s an easy fix. Yes, someday I too will find a more beautiful.😊

        Comment by Deb — July 18, 2018 @ 13:23 | Reply

        • Hello Deb.

          Problems exists and I decided to order a new one. Thank You.

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 19, 2018 @ 11:31 | Reply

  12. I love the beautiful windmill of Torino, and am happy that it has been so well preserved. The other two windmills are simply sad. Just think of all the history they’ve seen (and survived) and are now derelict or in ruins.

    Comment by seniorhiker — July 17, 2018 @ 22:35 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      That’s life ours and windmills’ Thank You commenting.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 18, 2018 @ 08:32 | Reply

  13. We saw this type of windmill in Belgium. They are so different from ours. I hope more of these are saved.

    Comment by the eternal traveller — July 18, 2018 @ 14:47 | Reply

    • Hello Carol.

      Thank You. Well, I hope also, and there must be many in good conditions as I proved in my link, which I gave and showed 24 beautiful traditional windmills. My favorite one is the last windmill there is a crow on both side and thus balancing its wings.

      Traditional windmills

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 19, 2018 @ 11:51 | Reply

  14. It’s sad to see the last remains of the once so proudly looking windmills. I always liked windmills very much and I still admire how they worked perfectly in former times. Fortunately the last windmill that you presented above is one of those which is well-maintained.
    Mainly in the Northern federal states of my country but also in the former East German states Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt we still have quite a lot of windmills. The condtion of these mills varies but in general you will discover that a lot of them are restored. Around 20 years ago, for example, a project emerged called the “Lower Saxon Mill Road”. Today this road is a kind of special tourist route. Windmills as well as watermills (includind museums) are along this route and each mill got a special information board that describes its history as well as the features of the individual mill.
    In 2014 I spent some days in “Ostfriesland” which is part of Lower Saxony. You can find it in the Northwest close to the North Sea and also to the Netherlands. It’s a pleasure and so interesting to visit the old mills particularly as often local people keep them up and running and are presenting and explaining how everything works.

    Thanks for showing three of Finland’s windmills, Matti!
    Best regards up to the North and to you and Anja!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — July 18, 2018 @ 22:12 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      Thank You. You are happy when having “Niedersächsische Mühlenstrasse”! I checked it from Internet and did find it very interesting. I found some places where we have been when on our first German road trip in 2003, like Lüneburg and Celle. This trip we made by Anja’s brand new car (Opel Vectra 2.2). Now my son owns it. I also noticed Bremen. My granddaughter was there one summer taking care of racehorses on a riding stable.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      All the best to You and Yours. Matti

      Comment by Sartenada — July 19, 2018 @ 12:47 | Reply

  15. Hello Mr Sartenada,
    Each windmill that you share has it’s own history and story. It is bittersweet and sad how some are not preserved. I love that you share details of your country with us.
    Greetings from (very hot) Japan!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — July 19, 2018 @ 03:15 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I am glad that You loved my photos and the story.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 19, 2018 @ 12:50 | Reply

  16. Your windmills are all built of wood, hence so easy burnt out. The 3rd windmill seems to be well looked after though. In England windmills are more often built with bricks and some a making lovely new homes. I always thought living in a windmill is rather exciting. Lovely photos.

    Comment by utesmile — July 19, 2018 @ 08:40 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      Thank You. Making homes of windmills sounds great idea. I am glad that You left Your kind comment here.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 19, 2018 @ 12:55 | Reply

  17. Wao! woody windmil.
    What’s white neighborhood’s statue ?

    Comment by キース — July 21, 2018 @ 07:13 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Tank You commenting and asking a question. The white construction is a typical water Tower (水+貯水池) in Finland. The top resembles mushroom in the woods and the bottom part is needed to increase the water pressure. These are popular in small villages and even in bigger town. The most beautiful water Tower I have seen is Hanko, which is the southernmost town in Finland and is famous for its villas. Its architecture is different, but the idea is the same.

      Here are photos from Hanko:

      Hanko

      よい週末を!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 21, 2018 @ 09:53 | Reply

  18. Excellent pictures.

    Comment by rabirius — July 21, 2018 @ 16:06 | Reply

    • Hello Rabirius.

      Thank You leaving Your comment. I am glad that You love d my phots.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 22, 2018 @ 07:02 | Reply

  19. Thank you for the stories and scenery of windmills!

    Comment by Amy — July 24, 2018 @ 08:03 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      Thank You. It was so refreshing to read Your kind comment on this hot morning in Helsinki. I am glad that You loved my photos and the story behind them.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2018 @ 08:13 | Reply

  20. Finland looks like it has a rich history of windmills.Sad to hear some are non-functional. I think many of us are familiar with modern kinds of windmills and turbines, the mass-generated ones to generate electricity or some kind of power. These kinds of windmills you showed are something different altogether – unique, designed from the heart. Brilliant photos 🙂

    Comment by Mabel Kwong — July 24, 2018 @ 12:49 | Reply

    • Hello Mabel.

      We love these traditional windmills. To track them on countryside is a challenge. Thank You leaving Your kind comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2018 @ 06:03 | Reply

      • Hope you get to track more of these windmills. Happy walking 🙂

        Comment by Mabel Kwong — July 25, 2018 @ 12:22 | Reply

        • Thank You Mabel by encouraging me to shoot more windmill photos.

          Have a good day!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2018 @ 07:12 | Reply

  21. What a wonderful history of windmills. So sad to see them going. They’re very unique to me. Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Linda Arthur Tejera — July 24, 2018 @ 13:10 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I am glad that You loved the story behind my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2018 @ 06:05 | Reply

  22. Sad to see a piece of your cultural history slowly die out. But your lovely photos help to keep their memory alive. 🙂

    Comment by J.D. Riso — July 25, 2018 @ 23:12 | Reply

    • Hello Julie.

      Lovely comment. You made me very glad. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2018 @ 07:10 | Reply

  23. You write blog in 4 languages?! I cant even manage in one itself! Great job! All the pictures of the cabins and houses look great.

    Comment by trablogger — July 27, 2018 @ 19:19 | Reply

    • Hello Trablogger.

      Thank you commenting. Well everyone of us has own hobbies and mine is language learning. 🙂

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 28, 2018 @ 12:44 | Reply

      • That is great. I also have plans to learn some Spanish! But its been just staying as a wish only!

        Comment by trablogger — July 28, 2018 @ 15:59 | Reply

        • I wish that someday You will… I listen to Spanish radio stations using my phone every day about one hour. Songs are easy to understand. My wife learnt German by listening ½ an hour German stations on her work trip during two years. Then she started its official learning by going to German course.

          Happy Sunday!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 29, 2018 @ 07:09 | Reply

          • Oh wow! Just by half an hour of learning over two years! That consistency is the hardest part I guess!

            Comment by trablogger — July 29, 2018 @ 11:31 | Reply

  24. ¡Hola! Te envié un email por el tema de los comentarios en mi blog, pero veo que no lo has podido leer. Resumiendo: ahora mismo me resulta imposible aprobarlos al estar de viaje, pero tranquilo, los aprobaré en cuestión de unos días. No hace falta que apruebes este comentario, con que lo leas me basta 😉 .
    ¡Gracias por comentar!
    Saludos

    Comment by Michan — September 18, 2018 @ 09:45 | Reply

    • ¡Hola! Michan.

      Tus amables palabras me alegraron. Muchísima gracias.

      ¡Que tengas un buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2018 @ 09:54 | Reply

  25. Merci pour ces photos, c’est bien dommage que certains soient dans un si triste état, c’est tellement beau un moulin! Bravo pour l’effort d’écrire en 4 langues, vous êtes très forts! bonne fin de journée 🙂

    Comment by Chantaki — October 9, 2018 @ 18:24 | Reply

    • Bonjour Chantaki.

      Je suis heureux que vous avez commentée sur ce post. La vie des moulins à vent est comme la vie des gens, surtout quand ils vieillissent. 🙂

      Bonne journée à vous.

      Comment by Sartenada — October 10, 2018 @ 07:30 | Reply


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