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A look into the world of the Amish - Modern Amish girls shopping
A look into the world of the Amish - Old times revive
A look into the world of the Amish - Quiet street in Ronks
A look into the world of the Amish - Buggy horses waiting for a train
A look into the world of the Amish - Two Amish brothers on a buggy coach
A look into the world of the Amish - First cousins on a buggy coach
A look into the world of the Amish - A shy Amish mule
A look into the world of the Amish - Church benches piled up in a buggy
Stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka
A look into the world of the Amish - Pennsylvania Dutch countryside
A look into the world of the Amish - Amish boys working on the farm
A look into the world of the Amish - Old barn
A look into the world of the Amish - Small boy steers cart with tourist
A look into the world of the Amish - Mules with plough on their way home
A look into the world of the Amish - Tobacco harvesting
Water view
Summertime stroll along the boardwalk
Red Cotton Bug spotted and captured by me.
The women drying plastic scrap
Hug me
Couple
The Kiss
Beautiful Sunset
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A look into the world of the Amish - Old barn

A look into the world of the Amish in Pennsylvania Dutch Country The term ‘Pennsylvania Dutch‘ is referring to the German speaking Amish people. It is a dialect of Swiss German. The Amish largely share a Swiss-German ancestry, which gave me, as a Dutch citizen from Europe, a certain bond with them. So, I had the opportunity to speak in German with the Amish, which gave me the feeling to be a bit closer to them. With this photo series, I want to show the basic principles of Amish life. Two key values for understanding Amish practices are their rejection of Hochmut (pride, arrogance) and the high value they place on Demut (humility) and Gelassenheit (calmness, composure). These values are not always visible in the modern complex world we are living in. It is good to be aware of these values and to observe the Amish way of life. It places our own world in a different perspective. To be with the Amish brings back some sence of simplicity, lead you to the basics of life. It’s a good way to review on our own hectic complex modern world in which we live.

TAGS: Amish, Barn, Pennsylvania, United States

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© Cara Louwman.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2015, 8:16 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D
Focal Length: 84mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO1000
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PHOTO LOCATION Intercourse, Pennsylvania, United States of America