Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object. I encourage you to leave a comment if you think you might know where this week’s photograph, shown immediately below, is located. If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog when the answer will be revealed the following week. Guest submissions of MM photos are very welcome. Drop me an email if you would like to submit a photography to Monday Mystery Photo.
Here is this week’s photo, kindly submitted for you by guest contributor, Blogger Leya. who has some fabulous photos on her blog, if you wish to visit. Just before I had an extended summer break this week, Anne-C sent me some of her wonderful photos, for Monday Mystery, including this one –
Where in the world could this be located?
NB. Again this week, I am going to hold the comments and approve them manually, releasing them on Friday/Saturday this week, so if your comment isn’t showing immediately, this is why. It will give everyone a chance to guess without looking at the previously posted comments.
Everyone then has a good deal to ponder about!
Last week (photo above), MMP was in Andalusia, in Spain, courtesy of blogger, Millie Thom, who has kindly written the information below, about last week’s photo. Thanks so much Millie!
The following people guessed the location correctly:
The Albolafia Water Mill
The mill is situated in the city of Córdoba in Andalucía, Southern Spain. It sits on the northern bank of the River Guadalquivir, a little downriver of the famous Roman bridge. It was built during the rule of the emir, Abd al-Rahman II (731–788) to carry water up to the Alcazar (palace) by means of an aqueduct. This wheel (as well as another three on ‘islands’ across the river) was rotated by the current generated by man-made weirs or mill races.
The Albolafia wheel we see today has been restored, the original having been dismantled on the orders of Queen Isabella (of Ferdinand and Isabella fame, parents of Catherine of Aragon). It seems that Isabella – or Isabel La Católica, as she was known – disliked the loud squeaking of the chains and buckets as they transported water into the palace gardens for irrigation purposes.
Some very interesting historic facts to ponder about.