The featured image is more or less a post card image for Île-d’Arz, its quite famous mill driven by the tide. It sits on a dam, on the left side the sea, on the right side an artificial lake. With high tide water flows into the lake and with low the water flows in the opposite direction.

26f wall

On one side of the mill (the one not seen in the picture) sits a wheel that is moved by the water. Not any longer, but that is the principle. This mill is not the only one its kind: one can find one on Île de Brehat, in Ploumanac’h and most likely also at other places.

Not far from the mill are lying three old boats in various stages of decay: One nearly completely rotten, the other two still looking intact from far, but revealing their bad condition when coming closer. They are perfect foregrounds and frames for taking pictures of the mill

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and are a photographer’s delight on their own with their layers of paint, old weather-beaten wood, remaining skeletton, frame of view and elegant position on the sea.

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Written by bihua

I worked and lived in Baku in Azerbaijan since September 2012 and started the blog "Life in Baku". End of August 2015 I moved to Rennes in France with the 365 project in my new blog "Life in Rennes".

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