Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Speaking of windmills...

In the last decades old windmills have been restored and transformed into summer country houses, like this one located in southern Portugal (west coast).

As this post is an off-topic (nothing to do with Oeiras) I leave you with Falcão Azul (Blue Hawk), an helicopter company whose site has some interesting aerial views of Lisbon and other parts of central and southern Portugal. Click on the engish version and it will automatically show you the five clips (options on the right).

27 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Now that's more like I would expect from Portugal.

Olivier said...

superbe moulin, il fait très moderne comme architecture

great mill, it is very modern architecture

Dina said...

The windmill house is beautiful.
But the vistas of Portugal from the helicopter are BREATH-TAKING!!
Listening to the Portuguese version is so nice. Thanks for this precious link.
What a country you have!

joo said...

I wouldn'd say no to holiday in this windmill. Looks like a perfect holiday place.
You live in a beautiful country JM.

brattcat said...

How romantic to live in a windmill. But where are the windows?

JM said...

Brattcat, windows are on the other side of the house, opposite to the sea - what I don't understand in this case...

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Yesterday's photo looked like it belonged in the American West. Today's windmill could be on a Greek Island.

Jacob said...

I've never been in a windmill so cannot imagine how it could be transformed into a house...

I love this shot, JM!

Abe Lincoln said...

It is a beautiful picture. You have a beautiful country.

Virginia said...

That is such interesting architecture. I wondered about windows too but I'd take it in a minute!
V

willow said...

This one is more like one I would expect to see in your neck of the wood. Beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia querido JM!
Many thanks for this beautiful windmill!
( espero um dia ter a agradavel oportunidade de visitar e até mesmo ver como funciona por dentro um "moinho de vento", o que seria fantastico , um presente para os meus dias!)
I will check that site, thanks for the clue!
Léia

Jarart said...

I would enjoy seeing the inside and how they transformed it into a home. Great photo.

Babzy said...

Nice house !I really appreciate the link and the views from above are great !

amatamari said...

Beautiful picture!

Marie-Noyale said...

Probably too much wind on the Ocean side...
I recognized a few monuments you showed us, on that tour.
It's an excellent way to have a good idea of a city if one is not afraid of heights!!!

Small City Scenes said...

I do like a windmill. so picturesque.

I have been gone for awhile so I had to go over your past posts. Lovely and some strange shots but all good. MB

cieldequimper said...

May not be in Oeiras but looks much more European than yesterday's!

Cristóbal said...

This windmill looks indeed more local. I love the colors of the building... very mediterranean.

Aannd... you've been tagged on a small meme on SCL daily photo.

Pagan Sphinx said...

That is Portugal, all right! Lovely country, lovely photo!

Sharon said...

I saw this photo this morning but was in a hurry and didn't get to the link until just now. Wow, what a beautiful site. I'm going to look at it again after work. I love your photo today. What a beautiful windmill.

nanak said...

You've been tagged here

PJ said...

It looks marvelous although, if the windmill is still functional it could be noisy. Can't you just imagine spending your vacation complaining about the windmill screeching. I wish we treasured and built our structures so well. It's gorgeous.

Laurent said...

Nice mill and I also see a nice weather in Oeiras. Lucky you !

Joy said...

It is very interesting to stay at old windmills and also at this height, the view must be spectacular.

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Tricia said...

Oh the history that place has & to turn it into a home would be just a wonderful way to retire right there on the shore! Great photo

m_m said...

It is very interesting:)