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Leonardo da Vinci’s Waterwheel
This waterwheel was constructed from the drawings and descriptions contained in Leonard da Vinci’s notebooks and stands in the grounds of the Château du Clos Lucé, 2 Rue du Clos Lucé, 37400 Amboise, France. The Château was built in 1471 and Leonardo Da Vinci was invited to live here in 1516 by King Francis I. It was Leonard da Vinci’s home until his death in 1519 at the age of 67.
Portuguese Waterwheel 1
On my way to the Ria Park Hotel & Spa, Vale do Lobo, 8135-951 Almancil, Portugal, I saw this old waterwheel. I never discovered whether or not it was still in use. It wasn’t unlike those designed by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th-16th C and recorded in his notebooks. It was worth stopping for and photographing because I didn’t know when I might see another.