A to Z 2021 – W is for Windmill and the Walt Disney Museum

When we were visiting the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden the other day I purposely did not show you the picture of the windmill that is there because I was a saving it for my “W” post. There are actually two windmills in Golden Gate Park, both around the beach.

The windmill by the tulip garden is the Dutch Windmill which was completed in 1903 and the one a little farther down the road is the Murphy Windmill, completed in 1908. The windmills were installed to be used as irrigation pumps to pump ground water for the park rather than buying it from the water company.

Both windmills are very impressive and continue to be functional. In the past at the end of April there has been a huge Dutch celebration called Kings Day, celebrating the Dutch King’s birthday. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic and I can’t find anything about it for this year, although I’m pretty sure it would have been held last weekend if it was going to occur.

When we were at the Presidio, I saw the Walt Disney Family Museum. It was closed but you can take the tour if you schedule a time. Admission is free for retired and active military personnel and their families.

Opened in 2009 it is owned and operated as a non-profit by the Walt Disney Family and is not formally associated with the Disney Corporation. There are no rides at the museum but there is a lot of history and interesting things to see. There is also a theater which screens Disney movies daily.

Kind of short post today but at least I made it! Down to the last 3!

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40 Responses to A to Z 2021 – W is for Windmill and the Walt Disney Museum

  1. Miss Andi says:

    Windmill is a great choice for W, I just love them, they’re so elegant, yet useful!

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  3. Love the windmills but more impressive in person!!! Bet the Disney museum is awesome

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  4. Windmills are so cool. I don’t know why but a field of windmills is very aesthetically pleasing to me

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  5. We have a Windmill Road in our town and it’s about 6-7 miles long and it lots of twisting corners. Whenever we go on it Tall Cool ☺ne mocks that cell phone commercial (can’t remember which company). We are nearing the end. I’m sad.

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  6. Tamara says:

    Love the windmill, and I guess there can be enough strong winds in the Bay Area!

    i don’t know about King’s Day either. I have a few Dutch friends who will usually post about it.


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  8. Windmills are fascinating.
    I was able to go inside a windmill in Surrey, UK a long time ago. Very interesting, but not easy climbing back down with vertigo.

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  9. The windmills are so pretty. They look like something you would find in a field not in a city. Weekends In Maine

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  10. mollyscanopy says:

    Wow, working windmills? How cool is that — especially as we try to lower our fossil fuel use. https://mollyscanopy.com/2021/04/worlds-fair-1964-i-fall-in-love-atozchallenge/

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  11. I find windmills as beautiful pieces of art ….for photography and painting as well


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  12. Janet,

    Oh that’s cool working windmills! I bet those are really neat to see up close. I’d like that very much. 🙂

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  13. John Holton says:

    We visited the Openlucht (open-air) museum in The Netherlands that has windmills from all over the country. They’re fascinating works of engineering….

    The City of Chicago took possession of Walt Disney’s birthplace on the Northwest Side. It’s great when they preserve the place but always better when hefamily does it…

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  14. LA says:

    In bizarro world….I just responded to someone “windmills” because he said his arm is a bit sore from the second shot….

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  15. I love windmills. Great choice for W. I’m also celebrating w as winding up. Three more to go. :-}

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  16. ghostmmnc says:

    Beautiful windmill and so huge! Nice they have the tulips all around it. 🙂

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  17. Ally Bean says:

    I don’t know why I’m surprised that there is a Walt Disney Museum, but I am. I’ve seen enough Disney down in FL, so I don’t think I’d want to visit. But it might be informative, who knows?

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  18. gigglingfattie says:

    Ooooo my topic next year is gonna be disney! Haha

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