Tuesday, February 03, 2009

That's My World Tuesday #16: Yates Mill Pond


"Mill pond at Yates Mill"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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The deck (or pier or whatever they call it) you see here is normally used as an observation point to gaze upon the restored mill that's just out of view to your right. But since I was too tight on time to make the 2 mile hike around the mill pond to get to it, I decided I'd turn the tables and shoot the observation deck from the mill rather than the other way around.

The pond is the mill pond of the historic Yates Mill I've featured in several posts here. Apparently back in the earliest days of America's post-Revolutionary history, mills like this one dotted the landscape around what would become Raleigh in the 1790's. Of the ones known to have existed inside what are now the city limits, Yates Mill is probably the best known -- and best preserved. Though it is no longer a working mill all of the apparatus are, I believe, still in working order. So should some post-apocalyptic EMP strike Raleigh, we would still have a source of flour and corn meal.


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28 comments:

WillThink4Wine said...

Very peaceful! It's wonderful that they've preserved it and kept the equipment in working order, but I certainly hope there is never any apocalyptic need to use it again!

antigoni said...

Amazing place. Awesome photo.

Janie said...

Beautiful, peaceful photo of the pond. Good to hear the mill works in case we need it!

Tranquility said...

Oooh - very serene and beautiful!

fishing guy said...

Mojo: What an idealic scene of the neat pond in B&W.

Photo Cache said...

very serene. glad you shoot this.

Photo Cache said...

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Reader Wil said...

This is a photo from another world, very serene and mysterious.
It's awesome.

snowelf said...

I loved the post-apocaliptic line!
And good to know. :) One more reason to move out to NC.

--snow

Louise said...

It's beautiful. And I'm glad I know where I can go for corn meal and flour if an EMP destroys our nation's electricity!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How cool that it could still be used if need be.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot. I haven't been there in a while, I'll have to go sometime.

Skies said...

This place looks so serene, perfect place to relax and be in touch with nature. Thanks for sharing this.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

lovely reflection shot...nice capture.
i really need to spend some time in raleigh and visit some of the many sites you've posted.

have a great week

erin

Guy D said...

Great idea putting this shot in black and white, its outstanding.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

It is the essence of tranquility. My camera would love this world.

Indrani said...

The mill is in a cool picnic spot. The interiors are open to public?

D Herrod said...

Wow that is a cool place.

Marites said...

It's really good that this mill has been preserved so that the next generation will be able to appreciate the past. my WS entry is here.. http://maritestravels.blogspot.com/2009/02/my-world9-museo-dabawenyo.html

michael bird said...

My comment at Ramsey Daily: "Nice one. My two sons put up an antenna for me this past summer - it transmits the HD signal and of course is free. And, we for one, would dearly miss PBS. I would say 90% of our viewing is of PBS programming and all worthwhile. (Sorry, Mojo.)"

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I love that you took this in B&W, so much more atmospheric.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Beautiful...I wish I lived where you live.

magiceye said...

that's cool!

Ishtar said...

That picture houses such a peaceful moment!
Greetings from West Africa,
Esther

Swarna said...

Lovely B&W capture!
Peace be with you

Shadow said...

incredibly peaceful!!!

Daryl said...

The water looks like glass .. does it get cold enough down there to freeze the pond?

Lawstude said...

splendidly beautiful. i love the reflection on the water and the b&w made it oh so peaceful. great shot again mojo.