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FLORIDA by KRISS on 12 december 2015

Dorothy, Christine and Emily could not be missed that morning on the white sands of Siesta Key, Florida.
Just besides a couple of playmates busy realizing the next playboy photoshoot with their mobile phones and old couples walking by the sea, the three amish girls from Ohio stood out from the crowd with their long robes, blue and redish brown.

To my photographer’s eye, the setting was too surreal that I had to ask these women if they would allow me to make a couple of portraits.
And so I walked towards them, and spoke to Christine who was looking at something in the sand.
She kindly agreed to a portrait and as I was leaving, the elder of the group asked me where I was from.

We started chatting, mostly me I must admit and I told the three girls our story.
They let me in on theirs a tiny bit and the chat was so rich.
I thought they were nuns, know very little about mormons and Amish communities but they explained a few things to me and mostly we spoke about life, loving life, freedom and happiness.
I know two of the girls (the nieces) were leaving Florida the next morning and there aunt probably leaves nearby.
Wherever they are now, I hope this little encounter was as good for them as it was for me.

Later on as I was taking Rose to the ladies, they stopped by and gave Amy a seashell, but it was alive and we gave it back to the sea !

AMISH AT THE BEACH

AMISH AT THE BEACH

AMISH AT THE BEACH

AMISH AT THE BEACH

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