Visiting Harrisburg – The Capitol
Our guide told us that it was the biggest in USA. I don’t care about sizes, in this case not even about prices.
It surely is a magnificent building, that you must see, especially from inside. I read that it was inspired in S. Peter’s cathedral, in Vatican.
I don’t know if it is true, even if the structure really resembles the cathedral, but the interiors show an harmony that denies any attempt of copying and denounces the good taste and large resources used by the authors.
The park and the gardens by the river are a pleasant place to stroll or to ride a bicycle.
The several bridges across the river, some of them in use, some other abandoned but left as a volume in the river, help to compose the scenery and enhance the landscape. It was a good complement to our hotel in Harrisburg.
Known worldwide, this particular culture is a landmark of Pennsylvania. Locally, it’s easy to see, that their fight to block progress is being lost.
Electricity is too powerful even for the Amish. So, halfway from the exclusive dedication to natural resources and the use of technological progress, they keep selling the differences, while surrendering to TV, movies or the efficiency of electronic cash registers.