History - who doesn't love it! by maggiemae

History - who doesn't love it!

A recent project in our town has been this Waterwheel. Its taken years but finally after a lot o skilled help and support its taken its place in history here where it began. Fields of green, and a small creek that doesn’t dry up and sometimes floods.
Listed as Category 2 with Heritage New Zealand, the wheel was installed at the site of the Phoenix Flour Mill in 1878 and used to power the mill before the mill building was removed in 1905.
A wonderful picnic place in the sun.
Thankful for:
The art of relaxation…. not sure I’ve mastered this yet!
Waterwheels are so fascinating to watch. A lovely image.
November 12th, 2019  
@dide I now realise I should have had John standing next to it to show how giant it really is!
November 12th, 2019  
@maggiemae Ha - a good excuse to revisit it!
November 12th, 2019  
What a great vista. Relaxation takes practice keep sitting and practicing x
November 12th, 2019  
Excellent. Love a bit of local history!
November 12th, 2019  
A beautiful capture of this wonderful water wheel - great detail and shadows in B/W
November 12th, 2019  
What a great project, it is standing proud. I would love to discover the art of relaxation too but I really don't have the time
November 12th, 2019  
Well done to all. Glad that a part of your history has been highlighted by the return of this iconic wheel.
November 12th, 2019  
Lovely story and well done to all.....looks fab.
November 12th, 2019  
I love this in b&w. It’s a beautiful water wheel.
November 12th, 2019  
Great capture
November 12th, 2019  
Great b&w shot
November 12th, 2019  
I love the stark contrasts and the terrific light in this one Maggiemae
November 12th, 2019  
That is beautiful. I think your choice of b&w was right on.
November 12th, 2019  
@30pics4jackiesdiamond True - but I tend to forget to try!
November 12th, 2019  
@onewing I have all the time in the world,Babs - but too much going on in my nog!
November 12th, 2019  
@grammyn Thanks Katy - good to get its shadow in!
November 12th, 2019  
You gotta love a nice water wheel!
November 12th, 2019  
Bep
Great B&W capture.
November 12th, 2019  
Wonderful piece of history :)
November 12th, 2019  
Wonderful shot
November 12th, 2019  
Looks like they've done a really good job
November 12th, 2019  
This is really interesting and the black and white feel right for its timeless sense.
November 12th, 2019  
Interesting the way this marvelous wheel is sitting amongst the grass and trees
November 13th, 2019  
I like how you captured this.
November 13th, 2019  
Rapt to see something like that restored and working again.
November 13th, 2019  
@golftragic This one is not actually working as is another one in the district. Just restored. Who grinds the grain now, though?
November 13th, 2019  
@maggiemae OK, it's restored but not working. No problemo. But, as you asked, who's grinding the grain? Nah, just enjoy the restored beauty.
November 13th, 2019  
@golftragic I've got flour in my pantry - how did it get to be like that? I guess an alien just popped in and sat on it!
November 13th, 2019  
It's good to preserve history, nice shot here, looks almost like it's had some IR treatment.
November 13th, 2019  

Excellent capture, the truth is that if you capture the sensations to be in such an idyllic place
November 13th, 2019  
amazing history, great that its being preserved
November 13th, 2019  
@maggiemae Keep a sharp eye out for little green men.
November 14th, 2019  
@golftragic Particularly green men with flour on their bottoms!
November 14th, 2019  
@maggiemae Hahaha!!! Absolutely right!!
November 14th, 2019  
Great b&w shot. Great idea.
November 14th, 2019  
@haskar Thanks Haskar
November 14th, 2019  
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