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The wheels

By brownsilent
One of the most famous places in the Black Forest, the "Hexenlochmuehle" - translation: "The witches' hole mill".
The witches' hole is a dark, narrow valley, in the innermost Black Forest. These days it is a touristical place, with souvenir shops and a good restaurant. The saw-mill was built in 1825, the big wheel (4m diametre) is still working and drives two engines.

Tags: Watermill Landscape and travel Black forest

Voters: firzhugh, dianah, Badgerfred and 28 more

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firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
7 Jul 2007 4:01PM
looks really picturesque, Johanna. very nice composition

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dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 4:08PM
Excellent composition and colour..good shot Johanna.
7 Jul 2007 4:13PM
Very nice composition Johanna,
JohnEW 11 3
7 Jul 2007 4:23PM
Interesting shot & description. Something has been enjoying those leaves on the right!
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 4:33PM
Excellent capture.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 4:33PM
It looks quite delightful!
Herge88 11 40 4 England
7 Jul 2007 4:52PM
Another beautiful scene, well photographed.

Best Matt
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Jul 2007 6:07PM
What an imaginative peoples the oldtimers were Johanna. Nothing went to waste and full use made of all natural resources. A lovely image.
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
7 Jul 2007 8:50PM
beautifully composed - lovely place
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1927 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 8:52PM
This is a lovely composition, and in particular a lovely colour composition - grey, green and red, very satisfying. I love the red window frames and geraniums.
Plus, fascinating story, and it's good to see the wheels still working.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 Jul 2007 10:33PM
Great wheels.Like the buildings too.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 11:32PM
beautiful image, looks like a great place to visit
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2007 11:38PM
Excellent composition and lovely light,wonderful.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
8 Jul 2007 2:58AM
I'm always interested in mills as we live on an old mill site-- the foundation and water works remain--It was both a grain and saw mill--

this one is very different in appearance---A well done image--Thanks for sharing this one!

GlenD 11 United States
8 Jul 2007 4:34AM
Lovely shot Johanna, nice to see that there isn't any added ugly tourist walkway and rails like most these days
trissie 11 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 6:45AM
A superb capture.

imagio 11 12 1 England
8 Jul 2007 7:19AM
Excellent image Johanna

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2007 9:09AM

Quote:isn't any added ugly tourist walkway and rails

Though the owners make their living from tourists, this place, like many others in the Black Forest are still not overrun and thus looking very traditional in their natural habitat.

Barbaraj 11 450 England
8 Jul 2007 1:29PM
Interesting action shot of watermill.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
8 Jul 2007 3:25PM
Well taken, would love to have a setup like this on my property! Spot on! Click!!!

BertC 11 29 Malta
8 Jul 2007 8:00PM
Nice work Jo ... lovely composition.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
8 Jul 2007 8:27PM
lovely Johanna
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
9 Jul 2007 4:21AM
Lovely picturesque scene and a great description Johanna, like the composition and taking angle, works well!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
9 Jul 2007 8:11AM
Excellent story to go with the image.Lovely work.
John_Horner 12 12 2 England
10 Jul 2007 11:03PM
Another good shot and good narrative too.
It's like being on holiday but staying at home. lol.
Libby_M 11 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2007 8:04PM
lovely shot
well taken
GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
15 Jul 2007 12:46PM
Interesting shot and descript.
16 Jul 2007 7:23AM
This is a scene like I remember of our visit to the Schwartzwald (not sure of spelling) very nice memories for me. Thank you, like this very much.

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