Many Amish by their own rules do not
interact with the outside world, and as such, appreciate not
being approached and questioned by strangers about their
lifestyle choices or religious beliefs.
Many Amish object to having their photographs taken, as they
consider it against the mandate of the Bible to have no graven
images. If you must photograph them, they would prefer you do so
from the back so their faces are not shown, or you may
photograph their buggies and horses.
Their buggies travel between 5 and 10 miles per hour, and while
many of the main paved roads in the area have an extra lane on
the outside to allow them safe passage, the secondary roads do
not. Therefore if you travel on gravel or blacktop to visit the
Amish stores, PLEASE drive slowly and stay to the right,
especially as you approach the crest of hills.
Interacting with the Amish
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