Inside Bonis windmill (built in 16th century), Mykonos town.
Note the two brakes, at left and right of the brake wheel.
The brakes can only be controlled from within the cap.
This windmill's cap has a limited rotational freedom of 30 degrees or so (wind is predominantly from the north).
The cap is rotated manually, using a wooden bar which sticks into one of the notches in the wooden base of the cap.
The bar is locked against a vertical metal pin (visible at the top of the ladder). A horizontal row of notches is visible.
Two ruined windmills in Ano Mera, central Mykonos.
(click to enlarge)
Equipment used was a Minolta 7D DSLR in combination with a Sigma 12-24 @12mm or Sigma 8 mm fisheye. Camera was mount on a tripod with a Nodal Ninja 3 panoramic head. Stitching was done by Hugin in combination with Enblend.
© P. van de Haar. This page was last updated on October 26, 2008.