Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky!

It was a windy cold day today, but I decided not to let that stop me from taking a drive. I did my usual route through the Bluegrass Region north of Lexington and then decided to drive south of Lexington to check out Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

Shaker Village is America's largest restored Shaker community and a National Historic Landmark with 34 buildings and 3000+ acres. It's only a few miles south of Lexington and the drive takes you through the some beautiful country. I shot this image of one of the windows of one of the brightly colored painted houses scattered around the village.

The village is so neat and clean, but I believe that is the Shaker way of life.

I walked across the lawn of one of the homes to get a photo of this black barn sitting across the field. To this day, they still grow vegetables on the farm that they serve in the Inn and dining room.

Shaker Village is a pretty cool place to visit. There's lots of hiking trails in the nature preserve. I have to get back here when I have more time. I have more photos I'll share later this week. Hope your weekend is going well. ENJOY!


  1. I love the simplicity here. (Also the yellow color!) Is that a winter veggie garden?

  2. I believe it is a winter veggie garden Barb. Carol

  3. Love that black barn, and the yellow window...oh do I ever!! Great shots.

    I wish we had black barns around here, but it seems to be the norm not to paint many of the outbuildings. So with the harsh summer and winters, they are now falling apart.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  4. I like they way you've captured these buildings.