Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kalona's One Room Schoolhouse and Technology


Simplicity exists in 2013. East of Kalona, Iowa, in Amish country, a functional one room schoolhouse shows buggy marks in the snow and decorative snowflakes on the windows. 

On New Year's Day the building was closed for the holiday while a mile or so north a group of Amish children played Ring-Around-a-Rosie outdoors in the near 20 degree weather. 

Ironically to document this simplicity, a digital SLR camera was used  to photograph the scene (aside from the travel technology used.) Then the file was uploaded to a PC, then sent to an online photo editor and later housed on Flickr.  Ultimately the blog was assembled on blogspot and published. Simple.