rebecca and i both went to sewanee for college, in tennessee. i feel lucky to have gone there as it is such a beautiful place, and am glad i get to go back regularly. this summer i led a photography workshop at the monteagle assembly, a group of 100 year old houses near sewanee, in monteagle. founded over a hundred years ago as a retreat from the summer heat, this group of over a hundred houses makes up a charming and secluded place. only small lanes and little alleys separate the houses; there are paths that cut through the woods from house to house, as well as tall wooden boardwalks crossing valleys. on the day i was there, there were children running loose (but safely) and golf carts cruising around. there was a summer camp going on for the little ones and creative programs for the adults. then, everyone gathers to eat together in the mid-century dining hall. it was fun to be there as an observer and to roam with my camera.
words and photographs by rinne allen