There are two basic things that captures my creativity, one is reflections, and the other is symmetry. I don’t really understand why that is, but that is OK. One of my favorite places to visit is Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY. The shakers were all about symmetry in most everything they did. This picture was taken on one of my first visits there … Continue reading Symmetry
There is something about the innocence of newborns that are so appealing to us. This young heifer was found at my favorite historic village at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY a few years ago. Continue reading Newborn Innocence …
I have visited and posted about Pleasant Hill Shaker Village many times here on RJsCorner but never about it’s sister village at South Union. Unfortunately it did not have the fortunate fate of Pleasant Hill so most of the buildings and even the graveyard was destroyed. But there is enough there to appreciate its unique beauty. This post will concentrate on some of the rural … Continue reading South Union Shaker Village..
Symmetry has always been the epitome of beauty to me. This picture was taken in the attic of the central dwelling building at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky twenty years ago and remains one of my personal favorites. Shakers were very much about symmetry throughout their communities. Continue reading Shaker Symmetry..
Just outside of Lexington Kentucky is my favorite historical village called “Pleasant Hill Shaker Village”. I simply can’t get enough of that place. Whenever I start feeling tension for whatever reason I think of escaping there for a few days. I think I have been there about a half a dozen times now but have really lost count. Staying in the actual rooms where Shakers … Continue reading Pleasant Hill — Revisited (again_
Pleasant Hill Shaker Village – Lexington KY Lets put up a new post about Pleasant Hill early this new year. It is perhaps my favorite place to visit and the Shakers, especially their furniture, is very much a part of the heart of America. I can just imagine someone sitting at the table above sorting their famous veggie seeds for delivery. Continue reading Pleasant Hill…
Pleasant Hill, KY – Lodge Staircase One aspect of creativity is seeing things that other ignore. Another is to make things for the sake of beauty. We all want to be creative in one aspect or another and in reality we all are but just don’t realize it. It probably took a lot longer to create this unsupported spiral staircase then doing it the conventional … Continue reading Creativity
Pleasant Hill Shaker Village, KY – The American Craftsman The American craftsman as depicted in the photo above is as much responsibly for our country becoming what it is as anything else. We are a nation of immigrants and each of them brought their own skills to make a life in this country. Unlike most of Europe from which they came have no aristocracy to … Continue reading The American Craftsman…
Lexington KY – Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill I took this picture on my first visit to Pleasant Hill almost twenty years ago. It is a place at the very top of the center dwelling used to store out of season clothes. Hands to work, Hearts to God was their theme. They did everything to perfection. Continue reading The Perfect Picture….
Lexington KY – Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill The Shaker were all about symmetry. Everything was done in pairs. One side for women and the other for men. The other major characteristic was simplicity. They shunned away from adornment for decoration only. Continue reading Simplicity and Symmetry….
One of the most peaceful places I have found on this earth is at Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY. It is a recreated village from the 1800s. One of the concepts I have adopted from my Quaker friends is the idea of “centering down”. That is to clear your mind of all the clutter of daily activity in order to listen for the … Continue reading Pleasant Hill….
Here is another picture taken on our recent visit to Pleasant Hill Shaker Village in Kentucky. BTW By the way. I have brought up a new category under the Off The Top listings entitle “Oil and Vinegar”. This category will be used to flag posts where I think two topics should not be mixed. The first installment is coming tomorrow. Continue reading Pleasant Hill…
Here is a picture from our recent visit to Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY. This was our sixth visit there. This Shaker community did a prosperous business in seeds. If you are looking for a quiet respite from your hectic life you should consider a visit here. Continue reading Shaker Garden Seeds….
Here is another picture of Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY. The fall colors are absolutely beautiful there. Continue reading Pleasant Hill Village – Lexington KY October 2005
This is one of my favorite places to visit and it is only a four hour drive. I haven’t been there lately so I will have to visit again soon. Continue reading Pleasant Hill Shaker Village – April 2003