Friday, August 29, 2014

Pennsylvania Dutch farms

Pennsylvania Dutch is almost a brand name these days. Yet, off the beaten tract one can still see some wonderful farms and authentic Amish people. A wonderful place to visit.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lovely Strasburg, PA

Although I'm in Paris at the present time, I miss the States and the  charming small towns. Srasburg, PA is an example of such a place. It's located in historic Lancaster County and it merits a visit.





Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Old trains

The Pennsylvania RR Museum in Strasburg, PA, is a very interesting place to relive what was once the only fast way to travel long distances on this continent. In an era of fast and faster travel, trains, especially steam driven ones  provide nostalgic flights of fancy. Yet the power and glory of the old locomotives are very impressive. These  are cars and locomotives that  are to be refurbished and will  be added to the collection. A museum not to be missed.





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amish Country

These shots are from a recent trip to Lancaster County Pennsylvania, home of the Amish. They tend lovely farms that are totally organic and use no modern farm equipment. The area is getting somewhat touristy and is replete with all the artificiality that unfortunately result  in these places. But off the beaten track authenticity may still be found.




Monday, August 25, 2014

Greetings from Paris

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It's cold and rainy but it's still Paris, but I do miss the glorious weather of Sicily.

Sensuous summer flowers

I love my Olympus E-PL2, it's soft focus filter can turn a prosaic image into a sensuous one worth posting.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

I love this farm

We always pass this lovely farm on our way to Honesdale. It's located on Route 191 and I have stopped to photograph it on many occasions. This was made on a misty day that added to it's charm.