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Walking Around Harrisburg, PA

May 14, 2014

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

When you’re in a new city, what do you take notice of? What catches your eye? We already know I love to photograph signs and street art. I love to people watch, but most often it’s the inanimate sights that I end up photographing.

Here are a bunch of things I noticed throughout my day walking around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Eclectic bunch of buildings across the street from the train station

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Part of the large building that houses the train station

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

One of the few examples of street art I found in Harrisburg

I paid a lot of attention to the fancy architectural details in many of Harrisburg’s buildings. And the doors! So many great doors.

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

The capitol building’s dome was modeled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Needless to say, it’s pretty impressive:

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

And some random shots from around the city:

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

I say this shamelessly: I think I’ve become a font geek.

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

In front of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore.

Walking Around Harrisburg, PA - Sweet and Savoring

 

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Thank you everyone for your feedback, support, and shares on yesterday’s panic attack account. It was another one of those scared-to-hit-publish posts, but I’m glad I did decide to share with you all. Virtual hugs!

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The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown… ย  ย  –Paul Theroux

 

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  • Jazmine May 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Such pretty pictures. I am big fan of old style looking buildings. It’s gorgeous.

    • Christy May 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks, Jazmine! I think architectural style is like a great aspect of a city’s personality- they’re all so different!

  • Jessica Cook May 14, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    I Had No Idea The Capital Was So Nice! (Sorry For Weird Typing, Phone Is Acting Up!)

    • Christy May 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      No worries about the capitals ๐Ÿ˜‰ Isn’t the Capitol gorgeous? I think most people have no idea about these buildings- I haven’t even visited the one here in NY yet. To Albany, I go!

  • thedoseofreality May 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    That place is gorgeous! It definitely looks like a place I want to visit…love the quaintness of the buildings in the first picture!-Ashley
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    • Christy May 15, 2014 at 7:50 am

      I love visiting new cities. Sometimes I’m tempted to not do any research or see what a place looks like beforehand, but my the Curious Travel Planning Maven always wins, haha.

  • Lush-Fab-Glam.com May 14, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    It’s my first time visiting your blog and it’s now on my favorites list. I generally gravitate toward older buildings because of their architectural design and their beauty. They tell a story of a time long gone but being near them transports you back to that time. It’s fascinating!
    XO
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    • Christy May 15, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Yay! That first line makes yours my favorite comment of the week so far ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! And I feel exactly the same way about older buildings- I felt that back-in-time feeling often on my Europe trips.

  • Astrid May 15, 2014 at 1:50 am

    I love the feel of some buildings, particularly large ones. I’m blind so I can’t really comment on your pics except on the captions. It surprises me there’s so little street art in Harrisburg, although maybe that’s becuse it’s not really that large of a city like Philly or something.

    • Christy May 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Wow, you’ve certainly taught me that it’s helpful to include captions on all my photos, Astrid! Thanks for pointing that out ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that there was probably more street art in Harrisburg, but in other neighborhoods that I didn’t get to. It was a short trip. I’m happy with what I did get to see, though!
      Looking forward to visiting Philly soon!

  • Sarah May 15, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I’ve never been to Harrisburg, though I live in Philly and I’ve visited Pittsburgh. Maybe one day I’ll make it to the center of the state, since your pictures look so intriguing!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

    • Christy May 15, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Thanks, Sarah! I like to think that I present an intriguing and/or appealing picture of the places I visit. This was my first time to Hburg. And I’m actually planning on a Philadelphia trip soon- I was only there once, on a fifth grade school trip.

  • Amber l Bold Fit Mom May 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    The pictures are beautiful! I want to travel more so I can see things like this!

    • Christy May 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks Amber! I hope you do get to travel more!

  • Tamara May 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    What a colorful place!
    I don’t take a lot of inanimate object photos but I’m not as brave as taking people photos these days! I think because I’m a blogger and I have a business and I’m hyper aware of needing consent forms if I use any on my actual business site!
    That was long-winded.
    I love seeing what your eye captures.

    • Christy May 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Hmm…well I guess there are some more creative ways of photographing people without necessarily getting their faces? Do you really need a consent form or is verbal permission not okay?

  • Kelly May 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Beautiful! Harrisburg is on our list and quickly rising. This was lovely. Great photos!

    • Christy May 16, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks, Kelly, I’m glad you like them!

  • Katherine May 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    My grandpa lives in Harrisburg, and I always love walking around it. All the vibrant colors and unique buildings make me feel so happy! And the street art is gorgeous! You took lovely pictures! You captured Harrisburg perfectly xx

    • Christy May 17, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Yes, the colors stood out for me as well (especially since it was a gray day, haha)! Thanks Katherine ๐Ÿ™‚

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