By: Lesley

Jul 27 2011

Category: Orangeville


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One of the landscaped medians on Broadway, the main street in downtown Orangeville. The landscaping includes a small forest and waterfall with some water flowing through a chute to this symbolic waterwheel that represents the mill and its energy source that helped develop the village in its beginnings. The cascading water flows eastward into a stream to the end of the median where it is then recycled.

Participating in Watery Wednesday


12 comments on “waterwheel”

  1. beautiful. i suspect birds frequent this for their bath.

  2. What a beautiful thing to have in the middle of the road! I would never make it to the other side, wanting to stand there and watch the water wheel. It’s wonderful.

    —Kay, Alberta, Canada

  3. this is a beautiful water feature. i don’t think i have ever seen a waterwheel in real life.:p

  4. That water wheel photo is super….so much to view in your post this fine day. A great place to have it…surrounded by the businesses and all…makes it even better.


    Hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. It’s a nice idea for a street median. The waterwheel replica is nice reminder too of how clean and sustainable energy source can be an alternative to fossil fuel burning.

  6. How neat…great shot!

  7. That si cool and like it. Happy WW!

  8. A fabulous water wheel right in the middle of the road. A great conversation piece for visitors to this town.

  9. How cool to have a water feature in the middle of the street 🙂

    Erin aka Tink *~*~*

  10. This looks very, very familiar. :))

  11. Unfortunately this water wheel just goes round and round and doesn’t produce anything!


    Water on Wednesday
    And other days too,
    Water for me, friend,
    And water for you;

    Water as ocean
    And water as sea,
    Water for you, friend,
    And water for me;

    Every day water
    In puddle or ice
    Or snowflakes or mist—
    Oh, water is nice!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    The Pacific at San Diego

  12. they should harness the power, I was in Australia, at a shopping village, they also have one just for landscape.

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