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Ancient & Modern

 

In Amish territory, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  1971.

Ancient & Modern

 

In Amish territory, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  1971.

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great find and composition Tom...
we still have horse and buggies in southern Ontario but they have put rubber wheels on them now....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Are they the Amish, too, Peter?
What an encounter Tom! Very nicely framed.
Tom Wilson: Too good to miss!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jan 2016, 05:44
I wonder if these hosses go for the high octane stuff, Tom?
Tom Wilson: Mmm - could be: they're going to need something for their horse-power!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2016, 06:39
How incongruous Tom
Tom Wilson: I'm wondering if they buy cans of fuel for other purposes - or, of course, they could be the owners of the garage!
Well they won't need petrol Tom, perhaps they called in for some newspapers.
Tom Wilson: I don't think they approve of newspapers - or any such modern fol-de-rol!
There are an awful lot of religious sects in the US ....or should that be a lot of awful?
Tom Wilson: There are indeed, Bill - lots of them much more awful than the Amish who seem overall to be quietly getting on with their lives.
I see there's a place to tie the horses. A good find by the gas pumps.
I was a guest on an Amish farm in Pennsylvania years ago. A very nice visit with my friend's family. But the most memorable moment was when we came outside at dusk and saw their fields filled with millions of fireflies. I'll never ever forget that scene. We lingered for so long.
Tom Wilson: That must have been fascinating. I guess the insects survive because the Amish don't use insecticides and pesticides?
Those gas tanks are the ancient things in this photo. It is Mennonites that peter refers to and since they are a going concern, they are the modern here.
Tom Wilson: A nice interpretation, Mary smile The probability is that we'll run out of horse power before they do!
It is a rather strange mix, I suspect your answer to Chris is probably about right.
Tom Wilson: Of course, it could have been a couple of parents meeting up to decide what to do about their kids smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2016, 20:35
I think you would win a prize for the most unusual picture of the year, Tom
Tom Wilson: Thanks Lisl smile It might be a bit tricky to figure out which year smile
Two slices of history...

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