Wordless Wednesday: Weather Vane

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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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Comments (5)

Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

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 12:47 PM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

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 12:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Do people still use weather vanes? I really see them more as art.

May 09, 2012 01:01 PM
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Sacramento, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

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 02:11 PM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

I like it Pat!  We have a lot of wind at our house, I should get a weatherwane!

May 09, 2012 04:42 PM