Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Different

Ohio is home to a large community of Amish. They look different than the ordinary people you see every day...They are known for their simple way of life and plain manner of dressing.
The most obvious symbol of the Amish is the horse and buggy.
They are also known for their reluctance to adopt the conveniences of modern technology.
Amish clothing styles encourage modesty and separation from the world. They avoid any ornamentation, and make their clothing at home.
Anyone not Amish is referred to as "English" or "Englisher".
Family relationships are central to the Amish way of life.
Different is not wrong....but it is unusual
The Amish are ordinary people who choose a different way of life.
Linked to ABC Wednesday

24 comments:

Laura said...

wonderful photos...I grew up in Pennsylvania, an hour away from Lancaster, another Amish enclave.

Meryl said...

What a charming photo essay. Beautiful and embracing. Here's to 'different'!!!!!

Jane and Chris said...

We live in Mennonite country.Different is normal....the way it should be!
Jane x...

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and photos.

Regards and best wishes

Leslie: said...

That bicycle looks pretty moDern to me - with all its speeds and brakes. However, I Do love your photos and your observation that Different is not wrong, just "unusual."

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

Great shots of a "different" world to me.
Visited Lancaster PA a few years ago and enjoyed it very much.

Annie said...

I like this post and your photos. I visited Lancaster one time and really enjoyed seeing the different way of life. I admire them!

Jane Hards said...

Brilliant take on the abc, and very different from the Lancaster I know in the UK.

Rajesh said...

Interesting information and wonderful images.

Rose said...

Love that last shot!

Flora said...

Love this post!! We have been to Lancaster County...we have Amish country in Ohio on our bucket list!!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I get excited everytime I see an amish group. i have seen once when we went in the country up north. Yes they're different in many ways.

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chubskulit said...

I admire their simple living!

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful photos of the Amish. Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a kind message. I am your newest member.

Nancy said...

Hi, it's so nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog.....Your blog is so lovely and so full of beautiful photographs...

I love this post about the Amish....we all need acceptance and not to be judged....like you said different is not bad.....

Melanie said...

I especially like your first and last pictures. We have Amish here in WI, too.

R1 said...

Your pictures have given bits and pieces of your place...they are lovely. ohio is a good place to visit someday!

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice pics and also very interesting!

Janie said...

Great photos of this unique community and way of life!

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