Moulin à vent du Redortiers - Le Redortiers, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YvesProvence
N 44° 06.156 E 005° 36.952
31T E 709365 N 4886596
Quick Description: Le Moulin à vent du Redortiers
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 5/20/2018 1:04:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMYAG4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 3

Long Description:
FR Un panneau près de la mairie nous informe que le moulin à vent est en cours de restauration par ses propriétaires et quelques informations :
* la longue vue était un instrument de travail du meunier. Elle servait à observer le déploiement de la toile des ailes des concurrents pour ne pas rater le vent.
* les ailes des moulins avaient un langage :
** si les ailes étaient en forme de croix grecque (horizontale et verticale stricte), le meunier faisait la sieste;
** si les ailes étaient en forme de croix de St André (diagonales), le meunier était malade ou mort;
** si les ailes étaient avenantes (grecque avec décalage sur la gauche) : soyons heureux, naissance, mariage
On connaît pourtant une autre position : la croix passante (grecque avec décalage sur la droite) : un deuil (mais pas celui du meunier)


Le langage des moulins
EN A sign near the town hall informs us that the windmill is being restored by its owners and some information:
* Long sight was a working tool of the miller. It was used to observe the unfolding of the canvas wings of competitors to not miss the wind.
* The wings of the mills had a language:
** if the wings were in the shape of a Greek cross (horizontal and vertical strict), the miller took a nap; ** if the wings were Saint Andrew's cross-shaped (diagonal), the miller was sick or dead;
** if the wings were comely (Greek with shift on the left): let us be happy, birth, marriage
However, we know another position: the passing cross (Greek with shift on the right): a mourning (but not that of the miller)
Purpose: Milling

Open to the public: no

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Windmill Farm: no

Museum on Site: no

Date of Manufacture: Not listed

Cost: Not Listed

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