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A Hand Pump in the Courtyard at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

By handlerstudio  
A scene in the central courtyard at the Shaker Village at Sabbathday Lake. And yes, the Shakers are celibate, though at the same time, they live very much in the world, and have throughout their history. This village dates back to the 1790's, with their livelihood being apples. They have an orchard of about 30,000 trees. They eat apple pie for breakfast every day.

The Shakers are famed for their furniture, their inventions, and their sense of design, as well as their dedication to sexually equal community. And, they were the inspiration for Scandinavian Modern Design.

So, what I have here are a few shots of the village. If y'all want to see them, I can put up in later days photos from the inside of the buildings.

Tags: Photo journalism Landscape and travel Shaker village

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 Sep 2013 4:03AM
Such an interesting write up thanx Peter. I thought they had to be very spiritual living at a place called Sabbathday Lake ! I love these images and would like to see more. I suppose they are a bit like the Amish community ?

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Quote:Such an interesting write up thanx Peter. I thought they had to be very spiritual living at a place called Sabbathday Lake ! I love these images and would like to see more. I suppose they are a bit like the Amish community ?

I think of them in comparison to the Amish.......differences are the Amish live in the world and in many ways separate from it. They do not use phones, mostly do not use electricity or internal combustion engines, and, how to say it, they have many children (on another site, I might use other words). The Shakers are very much in the world. We communicate with Brother Arnold via email, they drive, use modern stuff, always have. And, they are celibate. All their members have come from converts. Always have.

They were started in the 1780's by a woman named Mother Ann Lee. Much history.

Peter

S_Psharma 4 1 India
10 Sep 2013 5:19AM
Very beautiful images I like v2.
Four nice captures with v2 my choice. Well done Peter.
WesternRed.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 Sep 2013 6:01AM
Thanx Peter !! I also love V3 & 4 which I missed first time around - especially the bellSmile Our friends on the farm in the Karoo also have one Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
10 Sep 2013 11:17AM

Quote:Such an interesting write up thanx Peter. I thought they had to be very spiritual living at a place called Sabbathday Lake ! I love these images and would like to see more. I suppose they are a bit like the Amish community ?


Yes more please Peter, the Celibate part puts me off joining them, cant do without my once a year treat.

Regards

Trev.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
10 Sep 2013 11:18AM
Interesting write up , although i do find the photos a bit dark. I didn't know the history behind shaker design. Celibate and they have been going since 1780 , thats amazing SmileSmile

Rod
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
10 Sep 2013 2:37PM
Very interesting. I'll have to google them.......Sandy
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
10 Sep 2013 8:34PM
We could talk for hours about Shakers-- Thanks for the images!
Potra 3 Venezuela
10 Sep 2013 9:32PM
Excellent shots of the place and its surroundings.
It looks like a peaceful retreat.
M

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