12 September 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Upminster

This week's Wordless Wednesday features the Windmill and Tithe barn in Upminster, Essex


Noakes Windmill, a smock windmill built in 1803
Upminster Tithe Barn, built in 1450

The barn is now a museum of local history




86 comments:

Anonymous said...

that windmill is absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning.

Alison said...

Back in my old stomping ground again! Have you climbed to the top of the windmill?

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh very beautiful! :) Happy WW!

Chris said...

Scene of many a boring school trip :-(

How do teachers suck all the joy out of history?

julia said...

The tithe barn is very intriguing. Easy to see that taxes were a lot bulkier back then! I would have been the one annoying kid in Chris's boring school trip that would have loved the tithe barn.
Happy WW!

Sue said...

Very cool! I think it would make a fascinating trip! Happy WW :)

Sandy Carlson said...

Can a windmill work with just two sails? This is a neat place. I wish I could hook up my house to it somehow!

Mama Pajama said...

Very cool! You always find such interesting places.

Jenn in Holland said...

Fabulous!The windmill being my favorite of course...

mousey said...

that would be an interesting place to visit.

wonderful shots!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I would love to visit here. They are indeed beautiful. Have a great WW. :)

Brillig said...

Lovely pictures! I too am fond of the windmill--and I bet the museum is fascinating. Happy WW!

Beaman said...

Great pictures. :)

Liza's Eyeview said...

I'd love to visit that place someday. Wonderful photos.

Bernie said...

I really love the "Upminster Tithe Barn, built in 1450" pic... I think it is more the shape of the building...

Happy WW, and thanks for stopping by...

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I really love the photography on this blog. Well done. These shots look like 'classic' England to this Yank.

Patois said...

Great photos. The barn as a museum seems like a great place to visit. I do love how you've chosen to show the photos.

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone. Alison I have been to teh top of the windmill. It's worth seeing inside. It;s a shame that some teachers can take the joy out of a subject, Chris.

Kateastrophe said...

GORGEOUS!!

Tonya said...

Those are some great pictures. I love the windmill one! Happy WW

maiylah said...

really love the photo treatments! so appropriate!
would love to visit one someday. :)
happy WW

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

I love windmills and B&W photos. I am thrilled! :-)

Happy WW!
Mine is up at Tricotine

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Very nice pics!

Mine's up, too!

Steph

C. R. Morris said...

OHMYGOSH I love history! I want to go visit!

Shana said...

1450 WOW!!! Great pictures as always. :o)

Happy WW!!!

WFM said...

wow, brilliant.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Pretty cool windmill. Everytime I see photos of windmills it reminds me of Holland, with women in wooden shoes. I just don't know why.
Mine is up too.

Tammi said...

I love the Tithe Barn. I've never seen one before.
happy WW!

Lori said...

Great pics...I love the windmill and the black and white are totally cool. Happy WW.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I come from Dutch people, of course I love windmills.

They have a lot of power generating windmills set up across the Texas countryside now. It's pretty interesting to watch.

eastcoastlife said...

The windmill is more than 200 yrs old. Is it still working? I would love to go up the windmill.

Raquel said...

Love the classic effect.

Btw, would you mind if I'll link you in my blog?

Kat said...

I love photo number 2! Great shots!

Stacie said...

My first thought was "shall I tilt at it?"

grace_of_angels88 said...

Wonderful Photos. :) Keep posting Happy WW

CableGirl said...

very cool photos.

Believe it or not I actually have one of my photos up this week.

Nap Warden said...

Very cool!

Jenmomof4 said...

Love the windmill!!

mharia said...

wonderful pictures!
love the barn shots... perfect photo treatments.
happy WW

An Ordinary Mom said...

What great shots. I would love to view these historical sites in person!

Donna said...

I'm fascinated by pictures of things and places I'll probably never get to see. I surely wish I could!

Katya said...

What wonderful pictures, Jams! Thank you for sharing a bit of your world! I love all three pictures, and the last in B&W is quite befitting!

bluemountainmama said...

there is something timeless about windmills. you captured these well...

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

cool shots. love that windmill especially.
happy ww!

amy

Tiany said...

Simply amazing photos, thanks for sharing them!

half pint pixie said...

great pics, the windmill looks very exciting!

Carly B said...

Great windmill! I also really like the B&W of the interior of the barn.

Lisa C said...

Thanks for sharing.

Happy WW!!

Ladynred said...

Nice photography1 love the classic look!

Anonymous said...

Love those images!!

Glennia said...

Terrific series of photos.

Jason & Tanya said...

If walls could talk wouldn't you love to hear what stories they could tell? Thanks for posting these.

Simone said...

Great Shots. Happy WW.

MissMeliss said...

I love old windmills. Cool picture.

Joyismygoal said...

Are they working ? Did you have a nice visit there?

Breather said...

great shot and interesting about the museum

Nicole said...

You always have the best photos! :)

Sigh said...

great photos youve got in here!

catsynth said...

These old buildings (and your photographs of them) are quite intriguing. Thanks for sharing them.

mar said...

Beautiful pictures! and you have inspired a future ww of mine :)
happy wednesday!

Yen said...

WOW! Such beautiful photos! TY for sharing:)

jams o donnell said...

THanks everyone for your kind comments. Katya. I wopuld be delighted to exchange links!

hana said...

wow! as usual perfect shots

Linda said...

You always have such great pictures here! That windmill shot is gorgeous!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you get those vinegar fries soon!

Dragonheart said...

Cool old buildings! What a lovely windmill. :)

The Lone Beader said...

That barn looks quite interesting!

JustJessie said...

Great pics! I'm so untraveled :( Maybe I can see some of these places when the kids are done with college (only 20 years to go, if we're lucky). happy ww!

Melanie said...

What beautiful photos! I especially love the 2nd one.

Mags said...

As always, beautiful...

Celeste said...

I love old windmills and barns.

Linda R. Moore said...

How lovely :-) I haven't seen that many windmills, but there's always something gorgeous about them.

Rambler said...

Barn looks so vintage

Shirley said...

You always have such wonderful photo subjects. Very interesting! Thanks for visiting.

Irishcoda said...

You always have the coolest pictures! Love the windmill especially!

ellen b said...

I love to visit England anyway I can. Thanks for my visit today...

Sophia said...

So much history! Imagine how many people have been there through the centuries.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

Qtpies7 said...

The Tithe barn would be really interesting to go through and find out the history and how that worked. My WW shows a great example of how to humiliate your teens on the internet, lol.

Daisy said...

Wow, 1450? I do not think there is anything near that old where I live. But I am not sure.

Lavender said...

Wow Jams - nice pics! I love historical buildings, and adore thatched roofs. Great subjects for a WW, well done!

Douglas Cootey said...

Great pics! The most interesting ones I've seen today.

My Wordless Wednesday

~Douglas
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Gattina said...

I didn't know that there were windmills in the UK, although now I remember to have seen one in Sussex when I was there in August. We have quite a lot here in Belgium especially near the dutch border.

Colin Campbell said...

Travelling around the US I always liked the windmills that were used to irrigate land. Remote monuments in flat land.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all. I like the way you put that Colin. You see a few similar windmills in the fens of East Anglia.

Indiana Amy said...

Wow, what interesting photos, and a little bit of history to boot!

meeyauw said...

1450 is unbelievable and it looks like a wooden building. We are proud of our old dates in New England yet we have no dates like that. Your history is so fascinating and deep.