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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Amish buggy

The area surrounding Arthur, Illinois is occupied by a lot of Amish.  There are always buggies to be seen.We have drove around on the back roads of that area, and while there seems to be more houses without electricity than with, there is always traffic flying up and down the roads.  It makes it hard to get pictures of the farms or horses or clothes hanging on the lines.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

great shot and this one has a lot of reflectors on it which is a good thing..

Pam :) said...

Country roads simply aren't what they use to be but you captured a lovely scene of simplicity.

David Oliver said...

What a great shot. Sometimes going back to a simple life sounds very tempting.

Other than the tail lights and the triangle your photo could have been taken today or 200 years ago.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

"Traffic flying up and down the roads" yeah! While in Missouri near an Amish area cars come flying over the hilly country of Missouri only to come up on one of these buggies in the middle of the road as there are no shoulders. It's insane way of travel or at least it seemed that way to this California boy.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that is really an enclosed one! almost reminds me of an old wells fargo money transport. :)

Ida said...

I was lucky to have visit Amish country in PA many years ago. This brought back memories of that wonderful trip.

Susan said...

Wow, it must be awesome to see them on the roads!

don said...

This buggy looks so new and in perfect shape. I have to admire the Amish for sticking to their beliefs so tenaciously.

Small City Scenes said...

An enclosed coach--they must be fairly wealthy. Sure neat looking. MB

Nancy Claeys said...

Would love to see these in person -- perhaps someday! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

People drive to fast on our back roads too, Rose. What's the rush?! I'm glad to see they have that triangle on the back of their buggy. I know some orders forbid or have forbidden it.

Carletta said...

I thought Arthur had a large Amish population. Glad you posted this. This looks like a winter buggy of sorts. Looks quite elegant really.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Very nice capture! I can almost hear the clip-clop, clip-clop!

~Lindy

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