Home of Many Windmills
had the second highest number of windmills per square mile
in the world, second only to Holland which is known as the
world's famous "Windmill Country". These old windmills
can be seen dotted throughout our countryside and architects
have designed and converted some of them into beautiful homes,
others stand alone, while some are still part of plantation
estates, like the one in the garden at the home of Best of Barbados (in Welches, St.Thomas) which once a year
is covered completely with the most glorious yellow blossoms.
These windmills now stand as proud examples of "days
gone by" when "sugar was king". The Barbados...Did
You Know page reveals that in 1846 Barbados had a total
of 506 windmills!
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