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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 9:27 PM
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Harrisburg PA, a mid-size mid-Atlantic city

Harrisburg, capital of Pennsylvania and a pretty nice mid-size mid-Atlantic city. The urban area has about 400,000 people, roughly equivalent in size to Wichita,
Madison, or Reno. Harrisburg has great urban bones and a decent economy, but being a smaller city the urban renaissance affecting bigger cities hasn't made a
lot of headway yet.

These are mostly cellphone pictures I snapped one afternoon this autumn. There are a couple of additional pictrues from a brief trip there in 2006 that I'm
using to supplement.

The city is on the Susquehanna River: ------------>

Downtown has a lot of bulk for such a small city. ------------>

State house:

From the capitol, State Street runs straight down to the river.

Perpendicular to State Street are 2nd and 3rd Streets, which are really the bigger commercial streets. 3rd Street continues beyond downtown as a neighborhood
main street, into Harrisburg's small collection of gridded neighborhoods.

It's got solid rowhouse neighborhoods.

There's a pleasant park next to the capitol.

Oh, and capitol itself includes statuary of naked people, always a favorite.

Harrisburg is on a spur of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. By US standards it has great rail service, connecting mainly to Philadelphia. Here's the station:

That's all. Have a nice day.
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