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Estero, FL....Koreshan Unity Cult compound...heavy photo load

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by dagaleaa, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    I was here last Sunday...interesting place....interiors were photographed in dimly lit spaces...light from windows...strange panes of glass too ( very old)..I used the Panasonic GH2 with the 20mm.

    Cyrus Reed Teed was probably the most unusual, bringing followers to Estero in 1894 to build New Jerusalem for his new faith, Koreshanity. The colony, known as the Koreshan Unity, believed that the entire universe existed within a giant, hollow sphere. The colony began fading after Teed´s death in 1908, and in 1961 the last four members deeded the land to the state.


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  2. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Dude, that's creepy. You captured the feel well!
     
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  3. dagaleaa

    dagaleaa Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 4, 2011
    Naples, Fl
    Dawn
    thank you! I'm a female, and it is a little creepy there. It has been turned into a state park now, and you can camp there too. The area of the compound has been perserved, and you can walk freely among the grounds and standing building.
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Great shots, Dawn... beautiful and eerie. Thanks for sharing the information about this location as well - looks to be a cool stop if we are ever in the neighborhood.

    You didn't join, right? :biggrin:
     
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    +1 - thanks for posting. :smile:
     
  6. heedpantsnow

    heedpantsnow Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Haha, sorry about the 'dude'. Thanks for sharing!