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De Nieuwe Veenmolen, Bezuidenhout, Den Haag

I went for my last checkup with the ESWT-therapist this morning, and the ultrasound proved what I'd already suspected: there's not a trace of inflammation left in my tendon. My tennis elbow took less than three months to heal using this method, and I couldn't be more pleased, or impressed. Pity the insurance won't cover it, but if ever I have a recurrence of the problem, I'll insist on the same treatment again.

Coming back from my appointment, I decided for once to take the longer route home, adding maybe 10 minutes to my walk, and the reason is this: the old windmill that keeps us from getting our feet wet. As you can see from the detail shot, it's been controlling the water levels in the neighbourhood since the mid-1600s. And judging by its name, 'The New Fenlands Mill', there must have been an older one doing the same thing before that.










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curiouswombat
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
What a brilliant building to have so close to you - I do love windmills.
gamiila
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
You and me both! I could kick myself that the thought hadn't occured to me to go and photograph it before our WILD-weekend closed.
empresspatti
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Lovely!

Glad to hear that your elbow is doing so much better!
gamiila
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll be continuing with my exercises for a while yet, but I won't need anymore shockwave therapy.

And I've promised myself, that if ever I find a new job, the first thing I'll do is make sure my desk is set to the proper height for me.
suze2000
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
When I visited Holland, the rellies took us to the Zaansaskan (I think that was what it was called) to see the windmills. Such a novelty for someone like me who comes from a dry country.
gamiila
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
the Zaansaskan

Near-perfect phonetic rendering! It's actually called De Zaanse Schans, and it is a lovely sight. Right now though, I'd happily trade it in for a dry spell!
suze2000
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh I meant to say: great news about your elbow too. :)
gamiila
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Cheers!
deborahw37
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
I love windmills!

Glad the therapy worked
gamiila
Jul. 29th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
They're such iconic buildings, aren't they, and a real expression of man's ability for problem-solving. Plus, ecologically friendly ;-)
suze2000
Jul. 30th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
I hadn't thought about the eco-friendliness of windmills before (despite being a big fan of wind farms). Funny how old tech could save us yet. :D
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