Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania and a crucial part of the state's early success. As an important steel and railroad center in the late 19th century, the city helped put Pennsylvania on the map. Today it is a large metropolitan area with two performance centers and a lively nightlife scene. It is also home of the Pennsylvania Farm Show, ... Read more
the largest agricultural exhibit in the country.
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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

Not the nicest place you'll ever visit but certainly not the worst. Museums and restaurants and a good rail service Not much shopping downtown and there are areas of this small city that are quite unpleasant. Nice waterfront and bike paths.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Harrisburg and the Sesquehanna River at night

The Pennsylvania State Capitol’s prominent 94-foot dome sits quietly under the gilded brass statue of Commonwealth. The Fulton Bank sign on the right paints over the silky river with an interesting red.

I took this shot from a small island called City Island, between Harrisburg and Wormleysburg. This small mile-long landmass, used for sports and recreational activities, provides one of the best views of the Pennsylvania State Captiol from the Sesquehanna River.

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Tustin, California, USA
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Capitol of Pennsylvania and the closest airport to Bucknell University, where I worked for six years. Every time I visit this city I am pleasantly surprised. There's a great downtown with some good restaurants and fun events. Not a bad place to swing through if you're nearby.

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civil war museum

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Krefeld, Germany

interesting history, though there isn't a lot to Do...

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Zack's cabin on the Susquehanna

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Italian lake

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