Wooden water wheel at Nabão River and Mouchão Park in Tomar

This wooden water wheel is placed on Nabão River in one of the entrances to the island of Mouchão Park in Tomar. I believe that this kind of water wheel, which in this case is almost covered with graceful weeping branches of a willow tree, was used by the Romans when they were in Tomar a millennium ago, and when this town used to be called Sellium. Though this wooden wheel is now just a picturesque attraction to the City of Tomar, in past centuries, wheels like this were widely used and apparently still are in some parts of the world where more modern technology is scarce.

Wooden water wheel at Nabão River and Mouchão Park in the City of Tomar

Wooden water wheel at Nabão River in one of the entrances to Mouchão Park in the City of Tomar. This wheel is now an attraction to this park in Tomar

 

Wooden water wheel at the Island of Mouchão Park in the City of Tomar

This wooden water wheel at Mouchão Park in Tomar, used to be common on the banks of Nabão River in the past, probably since the Roman times, when they colonized this part of the world

 

Wooden water wheel and willow tree in Tomar, Portugal

Apparently, wooden water wheels like this one in Tomar, are still being used for mills and irrigation in some parts of the world where more advanced technology doesn't exist

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