old order

By: Lesley

Apr 03 2011

Category: Grey-Bruce


Focal Length:4.1mm
Shutter:1/0 sec

An Old Order Mennonite buggy and horse stands waiting for it’s owner to return from his errands in Grey County, Ontario.

Participating in Weekend in Black and White and Camera Critters

9 comments on “old order”

  1. I have never thought about Mennonites living in Canada. We have many of them in this part of Virginia, and I adore seeing them riding about in their buggies, the men with their hats and the girls and ladies in their little white head toppers. We actually have a family livening right down the road from us who get the sap from our maple trees to make maple syrup. This shot is a wonderful capture of the aura of the Mennonites and is especially suited for monochrome. Nice work…a wonderful shot.

  2. This is nice. I imagine it must be cold riding in those buggies.

  3. I have to agree with both your above comments. The photo is well suited to monochrome and I love the nostalgia it invokes. I bet it is cold in the buggy.

  4. Takes you back in time, doesn’t it .

  5. Wow – fabulous shot. Old history on wheels.

  6. Great shot of a means of transportation that will outlast the gasoline engine!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  7. Fine shot, and perfect for black and white photography. I lived like that for 12 years (well, substituting a small boat for the horse!) and I loved it. Couldn’t go back now – I love my computer too much.

  8. The simple house with the horse and buggy in front make for a wonderful shot. The Mennonites are such lovely people, and this captures their nature beautifully.

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