11 January, 2010

Alternative Transportation-My World Tuesday




Sitting at a stoplight in Lancaster County Pennsylvania I spotted this shot. Needless to say, I whipped out my camera and snapped away. The other shot of the horses/buggies was taken at the market and the last shot taken on the road back to where I was staying (note cars crossing double line to pass the horses/buggy).

Mid September 2009 I attended the annual picnic hosted by the publisher of my two books in Atglen, Pennsylvania (located in the heart of Amish country). Stayed in an interesting bed and breakfast, better less said about it (which I will not stay at again) but, overall had a most wonderful time flitting about in the Amish countryside in the rain. So wishing the weather would have been more cooperative. It rained the entire time I was there until the day I left when beautiful blue skies appeared and, unfortunately, I had to travel non-stop home (a long drive back to Virginia).

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35 comments:

Ebie said...

These are cool shots. They remind me of the movie "Witness" with Harrison Ford.

Daryl said...

Super shots, Erin. I am hoping to get down there, Amish Country, to do some shooting with my new camera ..

Marie Höglund said...

Very interesting shots and I say as Ebie, makes me think of Witness.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shot and perfect timing.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the Amish transportation. I have seen it many times along the roads to Lancaster.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the Amish transportation. I have seen it many times along the roads to Lancaster.

Carver said...

Great shots and post. So appealing to me.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, Erin! I've always wanted to visit there as well! You really captured the feel of the place, at least for me and it's like stepping back in time! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Stine in Ontario said...

What a contrast between yesterday and today!

Rob Inukshuk said...

What a fascinating spot. The Amish are much like the Mennonites in Ontario.

ewok1993 said...

Fantastic post, love the pix. I would love to go down there someday.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Who would have thought the days of the horse and buggy were numbered? When I was born, most people still had their buggies in the barn or garage and a car, of some kind, in there too. The nag or horse was gone, long gone. I just remember them being tied up at the curb. There were cement poles, decorated, with a loop for a harness strap to tie the horses up to. And the town I lived in had two horse troughs with water pumps. A tin cup hung on each pump. I could stop and pump myself a cup of cold well water and often did. I wish I had a camera back then. But didn't.

susieofarabia said...

What a fascinating trip! Great photos, Erin!

Gaelyn said...

I haven't seen Amish buggies in a very long time. Great captures, even in the rain, Erin.

Jossie said...

Wonderful. A visit to Amish country is high on my wishlist.

Wren said...

Great photos, Erin. Gives the title of your blog a new meaning, too.

Lew said...

Good captures! Too bad the weather was not better. That is beautiful country.

Martha Z said...

Amish country makes for some interesting photo ops.
New Zealand is beautiful but so is Italy and having family there would make it even more inviting.

Janie said...

Wonderful shots of Amish country. I especially like the first one with the child peeking out.

Barb said...

Hi Erin, I was born, raised, got married, and had my children in Lancaster County until I moved to CO 20 years ago. It was so agrarian when I lived there but has since become quite bustling. Horse and buggies would pass by our house all the time (we lived in Akron). Great photos of the Amish means of transportation.

koala said...

Maybe it wasn't cool to have rain but it worked for the shots. You can tell it's not just for show when they stick to it in such conditions.

magiceye said...

delightful!

Carolyn Ford said...

Amish country would really be a place to get some magnificent photos, as you have done. What a great post!

MedaM said...

No matter if it is rain or sunny day your photos are always wonderful and you always find something beautiful and interesting to show and share with us.

RuneE said...

Our local city (Bergen) is at the moment drowning in pollution due to a combination of geography, weather and lack of political will to curb the use of cars. You have here the perfect solution!

Helena said...

Great shots and post.

LadyFi said...

I love the juxtaposition of electric overhead lines and the horse and buggy.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Erin: The Amish buggies are always a neat site. I grew up in PA and was in Amish country and we have a lot of their communities in Ohio.

Xavi said...

Really pretty!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and comments.
Have a nice day.

Gattina said...

What a pity that it rained, it must be a very interesting spot to see ! I would like to see how the Amish live, but honnestly I prefer the comfort of 2010 !

Gwendolyn L said...

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing. I really like the middle shot.

Jo said...

Erin, I think I remember your post when you were in the Hamish village (the little lad had a cute expression looking out from the buggy) Thanks for sharing this today I really is a great way to see the rest of the world from the comfort of your office,

Wolynski said...

Fabulous shots. I passed through Lancaster many times on my way to Hershey Park, where I was hired to photograph all the shows. Loved the Amish restaurants (owned by Greeks), especially the ham with raisins.

Lynne Griffin said...

When you come to Lancaster again to take more wonderful photos, please stay with us at the Australian Walkabout Inn. We would be honored to host you & I promise you'll enjoy your stay here.

once in a blue moon... said...

love those pics! you can create art out of anything~