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Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Rebuilding the Windmills

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  • Rebuilding the Windmills

    Xabia/Javea was one of the places in Spain where they built very early mediterranean or turret windmills. The earliest known reference to Valencian windmills was a royal privlege dated 1258 to the city of Alicante. In 1391 another document mentioned a mill (molin) above Javea on the plana.

    There are a series of 11 of these old medieval mills on the escarpment above town built between the 14th to 18th centuries. The last mill #12 was built closer to town in 1850.

    Some have been converted into dwellings, others are in ruin. Recently, they've begun to restore some of the ruined ones.

    They had 4 sails and were used to grind grain for bread,

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    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

  • #2
    Re: Rebuilding the Windmills

    Some of the details are pretty cool.

    The stone dome was made from the local tosca (coral?) stone mined from the seafront.
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    • #3
      Re: Rebuilding the Windmills

      These were last used just over 100 years ago....the three were shown in a late 19th century photo, two of which still had their sails.

      Access to the upper floors was via stairway built into the side of the wall and the upper wall was supported by arches. Of the 70 mills that are thought to have existed in the Valencia region, these of Javea were different due to thee quarter-circle arch built in the rough-hewn Tosca that supported the upper floor.

      Nice study in stonework....

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      • #4
        Re: Rebuilding the Windmills


        Yet another fine photographic essay. Very interesting stonework, and I'm glad they're being restored before they disappear. This is a prime example of why you've been nominated for April's BOTM.


        "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827


        • #5
          Re: Rebuilding the Windmills

          Great pics XJ!

          Somewhere, I've got pics of windmills in Greece, Sicily, and the Netherlands. I'd have to scan them, if I could ever find them, and my scanner is collecting dust in the garage - a bygone era (already). At least I can still envision them in my mind. Thanks for posting another kick in the memory.
          Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.