From the Pocket of a Dream
The windmill at Kvarnkullen in Strängnäs, Sweden, was built in 1855 after one of the Dutch models. The first windmill was stated on the Munkbackens Hill, at the same place where the present mill stands right now. This happened probably in the year 1630. It was the mayor Berelius in Strängnäs, who got permission to build a new one, and now it stands here since 1688!
This weekend, we had an oppotrunity to visit the inside of this lovely old building.
The windmill has a fixed mill house and a rotating cowl. The large machinery was divided into four floors of the huge vertical shaft with a rudder stock–in the middle. The cool thing is that the old machine – almost entirely built of wood, is really well preserved. Just dress its wings with canvas and you could actually start it for real….
© Eclipse 2013