One of my favorite holiday destinations to getaway from the hubbub of New York life has turned out to be Lancaster, Pennsylvania a few hours drive from home. The Amish are a fascinating group of people who have somehow persisted and resisted the advances of modern day and still live like it used to be. While they do not fancy posing for photographs my recent visit armed with a 600mm lens helped capture this image from a distance.
Lanesboro, Minnesota on a quiet afternoon, with the main activity being the Amish basket market. Lanesboro is located in southeast Minnesota, is home to many Amish families, is a hub for recreational activities along the Root River, has a great theater company and some wonderful B&Bs.