Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.

New Harmony, Ind.

While we were out west, we stopped at New Harmony, Ind., the site of two former utopian societies.

First, we walked down a path alongside the Wabash River. Due to ton of rain the area had gotten recently, the walk was pretty buggy. Even though we sprayed our hair, arms and legs with bug spray, we were still covered in little, black flying insects!

We did see other insects on our walk, too.

I really loved exploring the Roofless Church.

This is a statue in the middle of the Roofless Church.

There was also a labyrinth garden. My mother-in-law, Margie, and I walked around the labyrinth as Chris and his dad, Dana, waited. You’re supposed to walk around it slowly, meditating. The fountain in the park and the landscaping was beautiful.

The town’s library is the former New Harmony Workmen’s Institute. I loved the architecture of the building, but the inside was a little bit musty.

I loved the door handle, so I had Chris take a picture. 🙂

The library was hosting a sale, and Dana picked up a CD or two.

Here’s some more photos from around town:

This doorway used to be part of a church. It’s now an entry into one of the town’s gardens.

A very modern building for such an old community.
This houses the visitor center and is where you can start tours.

The town was also hosting the Golden Raintree Antiques Show, so we did a little browsing, too.

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