Animated windmill theme for Pocket PC


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Whilst I don't have an appropriate PDA to run this on, this animated windmill theme for Pocket PCs caught my eye (though quite why you would want a power draining animation running your battery down all the time is beyond me).

The image looks to be of a Caribbean windmill - note the waving palm trees in the foreground, and the telltale porch out the back to cover the sugar roller mill (the wind direction is pretty predictable in those parts!). However, the only workable mill I know of in the Caribbean is Morgan Lewis, Barbados, but its too open a view to be that - perhaps it's just a computer generated animation, rather than film of any one particular mill, but it does claim to be in the "reality series".

Update:[1/10/04] I've been directed at another working wind powered Caribbean sugar mill, that of Bezard Windmill, Capesterre, on the island of Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe. The island which is about 10 miles in diameter once had 600 windmills, of which 73 remain, including the one restored working example. That would appear to be the one featured in the animation. There is more information in French on the mills of the island.
Item: #378, Posted: 30/9/04.


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