08 October 2010

Some kind of light dancing in the distance...

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- Dear Creatures blouse courtesy of Modcloth
- thrifted J.Crew wool cardigan
- vintage wool skirt
- AA tights
- vintage ankle boots
- vintage wool beret
- vintage Coach purse
- listening to: Fran Healy - Wreckorder "Anything"

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After our visit to Adamstown we decided to make a stop at the Ephrata Cloisters. We had intentions to visit the Cloisters last week but Mother Nature had other plans and we got the remains of a hurricane instead. This day, in contrast, was clear blue skies and perfect for walking around outside.

The Cloisters were a religious group founded by German settlers in the mid 1700s. And, boy, were they serious! We're talkin' about sleeping on wooden benches with wooden pillows (no pillow fights allowed!), only eating one small meal a day and waking up for two hours every night at midnight to sit in their rooms waiting for Christ to return. But, hey, that's what the new country was all about right? Religious freedom, y'all!

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They might have had some extreme beliefs, but they really knew how to build some cute buildings! Little dormer windows everywhere, heart shape cut-outs on the outhouses, beautiful hardwood floors! Every one had a doll house look and I kept imagining how much fun it would be to fix one up to live in.

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24 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

WOODEN PILLOWS!?!?!? Makes you glad to be an atheist ;) Lovely pics, as always.

Velvet said...

A hurricane! It sounds very frightening to me. Here it is all about rain, wind and big waves in winter.

Thanks for sharing about the Cloisters. I haven't ever heard talking about them. It's a bit odd having wooden pillows and heart shape cut-outs, don't you think? Very tough and sweet elements in the same building.

Have a wonderful weekend dear!

Collette Osuna said...

I love how you look hunnie....super cute hat and the plaid makes the outfit...love the photoshoot location too:)

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gee said...

oh my, these are beautiful pictures.
what an amazing location. i love it.
xoox

J. Rene' said...

How cool-that is a fun bit of history. Love the windows.

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Cel said...

What cool buildings! I wish I could explore those myself. I agree that it would be fun to fix one up as one's own home, for sure. And that blouse is really adorable.

Archives said...

those buildings and location are amazing!

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Justice Pirate said...

This house is incredible in so many ways. I love it. Your blouse is so nice! great set once again.

Beatrice said...

wow! the photos are amazing! my favorite is the first one; it's romantic but spooky at the same time! ^.^

marika said...

Oh the cloisters! I've been there too and I'd forgotten about them. It's funny how the early American population had such a high population of very religious, quasi-Puritanical groups... when now... it's definitely not!

J'Anns Boutique said...

Thanks for this! I was so crushing on your outfit in your previous post :-).

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Ginta said...

That place looks amazing! I'm really in love with wooden architecture. Those houses look so cute!

Alice said...

Oh wow! These Photos are breathtaking. I adore your Outfit!:)
xx, Alice from bells and whistles

jen said...

Love the blouse -- can you or anyone else comment on the fit? I think it's so adorable in plaid, but I ended up returning the same blouse in polka dot a couple seasons back -- the construction was off for such a relatively pricey top, esp. the collar, which wouldn't lay down flat, and based on these pictures I'm thinking that hasn't been corrected?

fashion brick road said...

aww how cute is that place!!
a bit scary to think they got up every midnight waiting for christ tho.
lovely pics as always.

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Jenny said...

pretty! the 'set' for these pictures reminds me of the video that won the Fashion Film festival - 'Are you also wistful'...

http://www.talenthouse.com/creativeinvites/preview/teenkitten/115

I actually saw a little while back that you helped to promote two of my friends who entered the video competition - Miniature Frolic with Lara and Tessa! I thought it was amazing to see them up here.

Jessica said...

You pictures are always so great! and I do love that blouse!

writingangel5 said...

ooohh, I live in Lititz and the Cloister has Apple Dumpling Day(s) this coming weekend! i worked there in college and i also recommend the Candlelight Tours around the holidays...you could get some amaaaazing photes at that time.

morgan said...

It's like Sleepy Hollow there! The guided tour took forever when we went. We just wanted to run around and look at everything, but the history is interesting. Looks like you enjoyed it!

Mei-li said...

this place look magic so unuasual you are so lucky to take picture here !! there are so beautiful !
I like this place it's looks like a place in fairy tale !

Samantha said...

That really is extreme - wooden pillows?! Definately a cute place though :)

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

My initial thought when seeing the first photograph was that you appeared to be standing in front of a large scale dollhouse. This is all so interesting!