a different view of Mabry Mill
This old mill is the most visited site along the entire 450 + miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway.. The water flue to the waterwheel comes in from the left, powers the massive water wheel on the other side of this structure, and dumps into the lake on the right. Most published pictures of this mill focus only on the waterwheel side. I can't pass this place without firing off a few shots.
In the front of the building, next to the big tree stump, you can see two massive grind stones used in the mill's operations. Believe it or not, there's a strong collector market for these old mill stones. Virtually all of them end up in some sort of landscape design.