Rural America in Pennsylvania
The dominating image of USA in Europe is made if skyscrapers, wide roads with big cars. But there’s another America, where development keeps present, but the rhythms and social life are more cal and simple. Pennsylvania looks like a huge farm, where the Amish are just a detail.
Harrisburg was our best opportunity to a quick approach to the rural USA. Though particularly influenced by the detail of the Amish cultural difference, it was nice to see the pace and simplicity in a agricultural area where the respect for traditions didn’t keep the men from achieving high levels of efficiency and quality. More than a restaurant with a souvenirs shop, Stoltzfuss was a farm where work was on, despite the clouds of tourists seeking around.