One of many beautiful structures at Shaker Village in Kentucky. Many visitors to Pleasant Hill, observing the nineteenth-century architecture, crafts, and clothing, mistakenly assume that the Shakers, like the Amish, rejected technological advancements. In fact, the Shakers were inventors or early adopters of many new tools and techniques. For example, in the early 1830s the Shakers of Pleasant Hill constructed a water tower on a high plot of ground. A horse-drawn pump lifted water into the tower, and from there a system of pipes conveyed it to the kitchens, cellars, and wash houses. It is believed to have been the first in the state. In the wash houses, the members built washing machines (also powered by horses) to reduce the heavy work...
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Darren was born and raised in Virginia ,along the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is now living in Kentucky. Darren was in his mid 30s when first discovered the joy of photography. He then set out to teach himself the art and continues to work hard at creating the best photographs he can. That was over 10 years ago and since then he has become an award winning photographer.He has had several pieces of his work published.
As a cancer survivor his work has become more heartfelt and emotional. Darren enjoys sharing those aspect of photography with others.
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