What you see over there aren't giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone.

Nantucket Old Mill with a Quote

Nantucket Old Mill - Postcard with Quote

Photo of a vintage postcard depicting the Nantucket Old Mill

"What you see over there aren't giants, but windmills, and what seems to be arms are just their sails, that go around in the wind and turn the millstone."

This weeks quote comes from Miguel de Cervantes' classic, Don Quixote. It was said by the character Sancho Panza, Quixote's servant, to Quixote when he imagines himself to be fighting giants that are actually windmills.

While Cervantes' masterpiece takes place in La Mancha, Spain, this quote seemed fitting for this photo of a vintage postcard of the Old Mill on Nantucket. Nantucket's Old Mill was built in 1746 and is the oldest functioning windmill in the United States. The mill is open for tours seasonally from 11am-4pm.

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