TØRNING MØLLE IN VOJENS WITH LEICA SL 2.0 75MM ASPH. < / p>
Leica SL 2.0 75mm meets Tørning Mølle in Vojens near Haderslev (Haderslev)
We portray Tørning Mølle with the Leica APO Summicron 2.0 75mm asph fixed focal length lens . and present this old water mill near Hadersleben (Haderslev) in pictures. The Tørning Mølle is one of the most popular cultural assets in southern Denmark and tells a piece of industrial history from the last 100 years.
It is an industrial museum, event location, place for theater, music and good food: the Tørnimg Mølle in Vojens near Hadersleben / Haderslev. The mill house is open for tours in the summer months. But as a small, relaxed excursion destination, Tørning Mølle is worthwhile in every season.
The Tørning Mølle looks like a small, renovated village. Danish industrial history has been written here since the early Middle Ages. Over time, Tørning Mølle has of course changed a lot. From a small watermill to a dammed stream to the most modern watermill of its time at the beginning of the 20th century.
Water was the first choice of propulsion in the pre-electric era. And so Tœrning Å, which plunges into the valley, is responsible for choosing the location of Tørning Mølle.
Today we have the chance to discover the inner workings of the mill building for ourselves outside the opening times. For our pictures we choose the Leica SL 2.0 75mm fixed focal length lens. As a rule, one would prefer one of the wide-angle lenses so as not to miss anything. But we don’t want to show the Tørning Mølle space, we want to capture the life and emotions of this uniquely preserved factory building.
The light stays off today. Just like when Tørning Mølle was originally operating. Electricity was not yet widely available, but water and wind propulsion was mature. The numerous windows provided sufficient light. Even if it was a bit dim in parts. We achieve precisely this atmosphere by using the available light.
Everywhere we see wheels driven by endless belts. Filling systems for grain processing, steering wheels, wooden barrels …
All of this makes Tørning Mølle so lively for us. Grain was ground here until 1975. But if you think that you only need windmills and water mills for flour production, you’re wrong.
Before the building that is visible today was put into operation there was Weaving mill, paper mill, tamping mill for wool processing and even a large glass foundry. In other places sawmills were operated with mills or they were used for drainage.
Up to 300 people worked here in Tørning Mølle. They all shaped this place, left their traces and memories. The well-worn wooden steps tell of it.
Now we are here, listening to the silence of this place. Hear in our imaginations the rattling of the drive wheels, the grinding of the belts, the rustling of the grain … The many voices that once set the tone here. The light falls through the old industrial windows. Light that makes the atmosphere of that time visible. In all its fine and honest nuances. Much is only vaguely recognizable and demands our imagination, our thinking, our feeling. & nbsp;
After endless time we leave the heart of Tørning Mølle, where two Francis turbines in the basement still produce electricity today. Electricity that once supplied parts of Hadersleben / Haderslev. But that will be another story.
The Tørning Mølle facility can be visited all year round. The mill house is only open for tours in the summer months. Guided tours for groups of up to 25 people are possible all year round.
Information is available on the official website of the Tørning Mølle here …