Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Amish Country

It was cold and the skies were grey when I went to Holmes County last week end, but the little town of Mt. Hope was busy. This couple is heading for the parking lot...
All the streets had many horses and buggys on them.
The buggys mix in with the regular traffic, and no one seems to mind.
Even though the day was cold, there were a few convertibles on the road.
Most parking areas were a mix of buggys and cars.
These two were out for a walk.
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27 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful post for the A Day, Carol! It does look like two different worlds, side by side -- actually I guess it is just that! Fabulous captures! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Barb said...

This looks so familiar to me, Carol. I was born and raised in Lancaster County, PA.

Carolyn Ford said...

I love this post...what a sight it is to see all those buggies lined up. Your photos are beautiful always!

Patrina said...

Awesome,Carol. I have a friend that was born and raised Amish. He's a sucessfull Dr in Deleware now. I guess you could say that they are definitely saving in this econnomy since their cars don't require gas :)

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photowannabe said...

Love this post. We visited Penn. a few years ago and found the Amish fascinating. I loved the mix of buggies and cars.

Spiderdama said...

Lovely post and shot!:-)
Wish you a great day!

Jo said...

What a beautiful post, Carol. I love the clean lines of the horses and buggies.

Roger Owen Green said...

The Amish are fascinating. I see them when I visit my brother-in-law and his wife in south-central Pennsylvania.

I was awed by the compassion of the Amish after that school shooting of a couple years ago.

As a new part of the ABC Wednesday team, I thank you.

angelcel said...

Must be a fascinating area to visit. Thanks for sharing. :)

jabblog said...

Fascinating shots! I have always been interested in the Amish - what strength of character - and faith - it must take to retain traditional ways of living.

Rose said...

Wonderful photos! I'm curious, though, whether you must ask permission to take these? An acquaintance of mine wrote a book some time ago about the Amish community near us, and I know that they were reluctant to have their photos taken. Most of her pictures are long shots or taken from behind, not featuring their faces.

Deb said...

great photos...it just amazes me how the two worlds can work so well together...too bad the people in washington don't....

Beverley Baird said...

What a great post - the photos tell such a story!
Here we have Mennonites nearby in St. jacobs - they liver very similar lives.

Janie said...

So interesting to see the mix of carriages and cars. I wouldn't want a ride in the top-down convertible in what appears to be very cold, damp weather. Great photos!

Marka said...

Nice series. Just a note, the open buggies are typically referred to as courting buggies, whereas the closed ones are for married couples and the families.

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent post! Your photos are superb and the topic is fascinating. I remember being there years ago and being in awe!

jay said...

Great post! Fun to see the buggys mixing with motor traffic - the horses must be well used to it, they don't seem bothered at all.

Monika said...

wonderful there is a old world charm to it

Firefly said...

The Amish are facinating people. I would love to spend some time in a community like this to take pictures of them.
The first shot with all the buggies lined up is so unreal. Could well have been taken somewhere in the past before the invention of cars.

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Rajesh said...

Very beautiful shots. I had never seen so beautiful horse carts used so much for transportation in the city.

Pa-Dutch-Travel said...

Love the Pics!

Wendy
www.Pa-Dutch-Travel.com

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Nishant said...

This looks so familiar to me, Carol. I was born and raised in Lancaster County, PA.

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