Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Portuguese windmill miniature

Private house at Oeiras

27 comments:

Olivier said...

mignon ce petit moulin, et il sert de ventilateur ?

cute this little mill, and it serves as a ventilator?

magiceye said...

love it!

Joan Elizabeth said...

It's really hard to figure out the scale of things in this photo.

Bergson said...

Il fait trop chaud pour que les ailes tournent

Cezar and Léia said...

So cute!
Lovely post!
Léia

brattcat said...

What a sweet photo. Is this on someone's balcony?

B Squared said...

Very interesting. I also like the wooden awning.

Kate said...

I maxed the photo because I wanted a closer look at the awning above the window. Looks like its similar to roof tiles...correct? I am impressed that the same material (if I'm right) is coordinated with the roofing material. Can't figure out the purpose of the windmill, tho. So...what do I know :) !!

m_m said...

Looks nice:)

JM said...

Yes, Brattcat, the windmill is on a balcony.

Kate, you are right, it is the same material used on the awning and roof. The purpose of the windmill miniature is merely decorative.

Virginia said...

Great shot. Like the composition and the little wooden awning is lovely.
V

Jacob said...

Terrific shot, JM. The miniature windmill is just for decoration, I assume. Very attractive!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a great shot and I love the tile awning and the windmill. it looks great. very creative art to use the windmill this way. Thanks for your tips about Morocco. I will heed your advice. Also, I am glad you liked the Crazy 88 butterfly. It is one of the better photos I have ever taken of a butterfly in the wild, and it is a very real butterfly!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if the family that put this little windmill on their balcony for no apparent purpose but decoration could have known that they have caused people around he world to wonder about their creation due to JM's post.

cieldequimper said...

Cute! Any dwarves around? (Oops, sorry!)'Amor perfeito' is a beautiful name, we call them "pensées" ie thoughts!

willow said...

Lovely composition!

Julie said...

The windmill itself is a satisfying structure with the sails only partial. An interesting combination, JM.

Babzy said...

where is Don Quichotte ?

Marc said...

Your windmills are beautiful. Great composition.

Lois said...

How interesting to have your own private windmill!

Snapshutter said...

What an interesting mix of shapes and colors.

PJ said...

Is this like your having a miniature solar cell? It's a beautiful model any way you look at it.

humanobserver said...

Lovely lovely :)

Marie-Noyale said...

I also like the little shady roof in tiles...

Carraol said...

Beautiful composition, the shadows,
the angles and the light, really great!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

That's really artistic and creative!

Silhouette of a Temple of Dwarka

Hilda said...

Very intriguing. The shape of your windmill is quite different from others I've seen. I like it!

Pretty house ornament too :)