Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites
Best Of 2020 (January – December 2020)

Iñaki Rezola

Hope

Carsten T. Rees

Windmill in Autumn

Park of Sanssoucci Palace, Potsdam

October 22nd, 2020 – 11:33 CEST

Loading panorama viewer ...

© 2020 Carsten T. Rees, All Rights Reserved.

Help

Caption

This mill is located some 100 m West of Sanssoucci Palace. It is a reconstruction of a windmill in Dutch style. The real Dutch windmill was destroyed by a fire in 1945 when a Russian tank standing between the palace and the windmill was hit by a bazooka and exploded.

The reconstruction was finished in 1993. The original Dutch windmill was built from 1787 to 1791. Before that an even older windmill – built from 1737 to 1739 – stood at that location. And that oldest mill is the origin of a few legends.

The first windmill already stood on that particular spot even before Sanssoucci Palace was built by the Prussian King Friedrich II. One of the legends says, that the king felt disturbed by the rattling of the mill. So he had the miller appear before him because he wanted to buy the mill to tear it down. The miller refused to sell the mill. The king asked the miller: “He knows that I can take his mill without paying a single shilling?” The miller answered: “Yes, your majesty – were it not for the chamber court in Berlin.”

A nice legend – although untrue. The king actually quite liked mills – there were several ones around his park. It was the miller who complained that the new palace would block the wind that was necessary for his mill. The king ordered an expertise and even supported the building of an additional new mill.

Equipment

Canon EOS 5D MKIV, Canon 8-15mm, Nodal Ninja R1, DXO, PTGui Pro, Photoshop, Pano2VR

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com