At this time of year, we hear the word peace quite a bit. It’s a great word–short, but loaded with so much emotion and power. In these times, peace is remarkable, in that it is one of the few universally-positive, non-confrontational, apolitical, non-religious concepts. Who can argue with peace?  As photographers, we are often tasked with portraying this elusive, yet compelling idea within the context of an inn. Because when you distill the yearning that people feel nowadays to a single desire, it is really a desire for peace. That’s what inn guests are often looking for–an escape to a place of peace.

 

We looked through  photos from 2012 and chose a few that we thought represented this visually. Most of these are from inns; some are from other places where we have found peace our our travels. We hope these images provide a peaceful moment for you.

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Interior of guestroom at Inn at Woodhaven Louisville KY

 

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Awesome: The North Rim of the Grand Canyon near sunset. Just to give you a sense of scale…check out those figures on the left corner of the photo

 

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Gazebo with resident geese at Inn at Turkey Hill, Bloomsburg PA

 

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Dogs create peace…Callie, the Inn dog, and a couple enjoy a moment of peace at Inn at Meaner Plantation in Virginia

 

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Peaceful, easy, feeling in a bathroom at Squam Lake Inn in Holderness NH. The vibe here is just right.

 

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A garden chess game at L’Auberge Provencale in White Post, VA

 

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Hiking at sunrise on Gooseberry Knob at The Swag Country Inn, on the border of the Smoky Mountains National Park, NC

 

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Kayak launch on a misty morning on the grand country property of Fort Lewis Lodge in Bath County VA

 

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Robin eggs in late spring at Inn at Warner Hall in south-eastern Virginia

 

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A peaceful view of Tuscan Hills from our villa bedroom at The Hartstone’s Foodies Cooking Adventure  in Italy this fall.

 

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A misty morning at Woolverton Inn in Stockton, NJ near New Hope, PA. The sheep set the mood.

 

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One of the most interesting places we visited this year: Bryce Canyon Nation Park. Sunrise over the canyon in the fall

 

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We shared a pre-dawn moment on the porch of The Swag Country Inn with these peaceful visitors

1 Comment

  1. jim bauerlein says:

    Thank you.. extraordinary touch you have with the nature you share.