Wordless Wednesday: Weather Vane

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

I'm guessing this weather vane, sometimes called a weather cock, is pretty old.  It sits atop a building in Colonial Williamsburg that dates back to the 1700's.  While they were somewhat functional, helping people to know which way the wind was blowing, these vanes were more decorative than anything else.  I took this last weekend using a Nikon P500, which as a very cool telephoto lens.

 

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Mike Cooper
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That's a great picture, Pat.  Better yet, it's a great picture from one of my all time favorite places in the world.  I love that area, and I wouldn't mind moving that way when I retire.         

May 09, 2012 07:47 PM
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Joyce Kelley
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Nice photo Patricia and I wonder if there was a simplier way to see which way the wind was blowing. Farmers would just toss up sand.

May 09, 2012 07:55 PM
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Laura Cerrano
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Do people still use weather vanes? I really see them more as art.

May 09, 2012 08:01 PM
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Doug Bullwinkel
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These old weather vanes on historic buildings are really great.  It's amazing that most of them probably still work.  They don't make things today the way they used to.

May 09, 2012 09:11 PM
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DeeDee Riley
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I like it Pat!  We have a lot of wind at our house, I should get a weatherwane!

May 09, 2012 11:42 PM
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