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Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Amish Buggy

This couple is packing up and getting their horse ready to go.

This buggy is called a single seater and can seat two people.

Here a couple is going home. And you can see the covered buggy's on the side. To view them better see next photo...

I wanted to show you the different kinds of the Amish buggy. To see any photo bigger, click on the photo, double click to get the arrow on the corner and then click on arrow, you will then get a large photo.

I found these excellent websites on Amish life....
To learn more about the Amish buggy, go here: http://amish.net/buggy.asp

More Info on Amish transportation: http://www.oacountry.com/Amish-transportation.htm

Want to learn more information on shunning, weddings, religion, funerals, language, dress, etc. Go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amish

Now, How much do you know about the Amish? There are 320 questions on this site..Go here: http://www.wvup.edu/Academics/humanities/Oldaker/about_the_amish.htm

25 comments:

Beetle said...

Wow...It's amazing to knew about the Amish, I've seen in CNN once news about them...I can't draw a picture how is feel like to live around them but I think would be interesting

talj said...

What wonderful images and thank you so much for the links they have such a huge amount of information in them! Wonderful! I am enjoying learning about the Amish Communities and find it all fascinating!

Zsolt said...

thank you for the very interesting photos. It was more then exciting to me to read about them. I hope you will take more photos about the Amish culture ...if its not against their rules.

Randy said...

These are great shots. It is so hot here that it would be hard to find a crowd of anything outdoors. Rain would be wonderful. Have a good rest of your weekend.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Cute buggies. You said they were packing to go home? Were they there for the market or a party? Or were they there to sell stuff at the market?

I was in Philadephia last year for work and saw a couple Amish people at the giant enclosed/indoor market.

Z said...

Interesting posts about the Amish. I read a little bit of the 320 questions. It was really only after I moved to Switzerland that I realized the Amish originated from here and left due to religious persecution. I was fooled by the "Pennsylvania Dutch" name; that made me think they were from Holland, when in fact the "dutch" is a derivative of "deutsch" or German, referring to the Swiss German dialect they speak. I recently rewatched "Witness" and recognized the German right away :-)

Digital Art Photography for Dummies said...

interesting point about the "dutch." Nice daily photo blog.

Jilly said...

Lovely photos and fascinating information. I plan on reading the 320 questions at leisure and seeing how little I know. I was in Lancaster, Pennsylvania a couple of years ago and so was able to see the Amish going about their everyday lives.

Unfortunately that is where there was a dreadful shooting of the Amish children, I seem to remember.

prash said...

great pictures.....very informative!

lv2scpbk said...

Photo one and three is the same couple. I took their photo while he was getting his horse ready to go and you see them leaving.

I will try to get back to Belleville to get more photos. There is an indoor vegetable and produce auction in another barn. I didn't get any photos there.

I'm glad to hear everyone is liking the info.

About the shooting, yes there was a shooting and I don't think I could be as forgiving as the Amish were. They went to the hearing to forgive the guy who killed their children. I'm not sure I could do that.

Salty Dawg said...

Very nice collection from Belleville, great photo-documentation. After seeing your photos my wife has added it to our "must visit" list!

Wanda said...

What a great selection of photos. I love those buggies. They look like they would fit in nicely with my Saga of Sarah story.
Thanks for your comments today!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Everything it's really interesting. I saw Amish only by movies (Witness) but, of course, it's different.

julia said...

Demanding and lovely craftmanship goes into thess buggies, all with similar box carriage -notable in itself and says something. The livestock is carried to the markets by other means or go on foot. Taking us to a revealing picture of life there, thanks, interesting.

isabella said...

Thanks for the links!
We have a few small Amish communities in Michigan, so I was fmiliar with some of their customs, but most of the information you provided was new and fascinating!

james said...

quite a nice post.
my uncle and aunt went to lancaster co. as tourists once, and pulled up in back of a buggy being filled with cases of beer by teen 'amlets' (not sure the term...)

pusa said...

very interesting.. the buggies, the Amish life, thanks for sharing this with us

Chandlermom said...

very nice - I've always wanted to visit Amish country

marc said...

Barb, that's pretty interesting - thanks for posting all that info! I was pretty surprised to find out that the Amish have a website! :-)

Thanks for your visit to HamburgDailyPhoto!

Marc

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I found your Amish posts very interesting, there are similar types of communities here in Western Canada and visit my local area to buy fruit in summer

Lori said...

Thanks for those links to all of that interesting information about the Amish. They have such an interesting culture. I'd love to take a ride in one of those buggies. I don't think they'd allow that though.

lv2scpbk said...

Salty Dawg, Tell your wife thanks for adding me to her must places to visit. Thanks.

Fabrizio ikol22, They say the movie "Witness" is right in alot of it. I'm not sure, I haven't seen it in along time.

James, from what I've heard at a certain age the Amish children are allowed to experience different things in our culture and then they have to decide if they will stay as Amish or go to the outside world (so to speak, without a better term). I think, if they choose our way of life, then they will be shunned.

Marc, I believe the Amish have websites, but they do not run them as they don't have computers. I think they just give the input on them from some of what I've read. The same as some will ride in cars but won't own them.

lv2scpbk said...

Lori, Some of the Amish will allow you to take a ride in their buggies. Some will, some won't, so you'd just have to ask.

To Everyone, Thanks for all your nice comments. I will try and get back to Belleville in a few weeks and hopefully give you more photos.

denton said...

I have tremendous respect for the Amish after the recent killings at an Amish school and watching how the Amish elders stressed forgiveness.

JAM said...

Great shot, but thinking about the Amish makes me feel a bit ashamed to have just had the air conditioning in our Ford Taurus repaired. I was so excited that my wife and I went for a long drive and tried to freeze ourselves.

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