20 November 2016

Enisala Windmill, Tulcea County

Windmills are regarded as exotic presences because they only show up on the bordering East and South ends of the country and rely upon the climate and geographical characteristics of their native land, Anatolia. Where size is concerned, Dobrogea was, not long ago, home to a wide array of windmills, ranging from grinding mills to huge, heavy stone constructions. The specimen exhibited in the museum, Enisala windmill, is an example of the smaller installations.

Built in the first half of the 19th century, Enisala windmill features four sails, a single pair of stones and the reed-covered frame. The transmission is passed through the horizontal and vertical axles, from the brake wheel to the stones.