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.
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