Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular – Don Quixote’s Windmills

The old fortress town of Consuegra in Central Spain  is famous for its windmills which remained in use until the beginning of the 1980s. These were the very windmills that Cervantes allegedly had in mind when he wrote Don Quixote and it is easy to see why because they sit in a ragged line along the top of a steep hill and they look down on the flat red dirt plains of La Mancha.

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12 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular – Don Quixote’s Windmills

  1. Oh… I did not know this. Much to learn about the world

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  2. Good post linked therein, and a neat way of recycling old posts 🙂

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    • It works Spike. New followers rarely go through the back catalogue but this technique gets people to go back in time and can give an old post new legs! It would be a shame if they were all there just collecting dust.

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      • Exactly – if posted at a time of low readership, or having posted around Xmas or Thanksgiving, it’s such a waste of a great post.

        What do you deem to be a reasonable time lag, 1 year, 2 years? I recycle (sort of) by using and varying the ‘sticky’ feature on my blog theme, which has proven popular, but I like the repost by way of a separate intro post. However I don’t want to be repetitive; but just like you, there are some decent posts that deserve airing.

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      • I don’t have a hard and fast rule. I use the weekly photo challenge to make the recycling links so it is whatever fits. Sometimes I link back to quite recent posts, I don’t think this matters, after all, when I go to visit my mum she tells me the same stories every time!
        I am not familiar with the sticky feature but we are using different themes I suppose.

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      • Agree. The WPC, for example, has a wider and different audience on the whole, so that makes sense. Yes, the theme I use has a ‘sticky’ or ‘post it’ feature, which shows one post at the front of the queue, so to speak. I change it every day or two. It’s been a non-intrusive way of semi-recycling as it’s ‘there’ should someone look at the blog itself, rather than dive straight into a particular post, but as it’s not republished, it shouldn’t annoy regulars as it doesn’t republish on WP Reader, Twitter, FB etc.

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      • Here’s another take on the use of great old posts I’ve come across; reblogging your own posts. Not so good for WPC usage, but for general use it could work well. This was an example…
        http://irenewaters19.com/2014/11/27/first-memories-the-whaling-station-2/

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  3. A very interesting perspective 🙂

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  4. Interesting shot. I wonder how you took that. From inside? Perfect angles for the challenge. 😛

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