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Sep 10, 2014 - Exploring South Öland

Today we explored the southern part Öland. The large proportion of the southern part of the island is a massive limestone plain known as alvaret now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The island also has over 350 old windmills which were used to ground wheat for flour. The majority of the windmills were built in the 19th century. The mills were located outside the villages; often each farm had its own mill. The most common windmill was the "stubbkvarnen", where the entire rotating mill rested on top of an oak tree stump. At one point, there...

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