Into the Past at Koreshan Park
In 1894, religious leader Cyrus Reed Teed brought his followers to a tract of land in Estero, Fl., to build a “New Jerusalem” utopia.
Members of the Koreshan Unity believed they lived on the inside of the planet, not the outside. Today, you can visit the Koreshan State Historic Site to see a “map” of this most unusual planet as well as the buildings, workshops and homes built by the society.
Friday was the third time I’ve been there to paint. I picked a favorite spot: an elaborate bridge under a canopy of Spanish moss. I’ve taken a lot of photograph there, and used one of them earlier this year to paint an urn in the afternoon sunlight.