One of my favorite photos, taken at the Rough and Tumble museum last summer. The Rough and Tumble showcases antique steam machinery, farm equipment and gasoline engines. Every August they have a Thresherman's Reunion, which draws exhibitors and visitors from far and wide. My favorites were the giant operating steam shovel, and the building which houses some large machinery including a Cooper engine (the crankcase alone is 30,000 lbs.) as well as this cute bubble machine run by a small hit-and-miss engine.
I've always been fascinated by machinery (my favorite scene in Titanic was when they showed the engine room), and it's even more intriguing to park one's car at a satellite lot and be taken to the site by horse-drawn wagon. And while it's true that some of the Amish avoid mixing with the 'English', they attend this event because they still rely on steam engines and gasoline engines for many things to avoid being on the power grid. (As a courtesy, you'll notice that I took care to photograph them with backs turned.)
Unfortunately, I had neglected to charge my camera that day so I only got 2 pictures before it quit. Hopefully, I'll get some more this August.