Photographer's Note

Another in my ongoing project to visit and photograph all 50 US state capitol buildings. This series is from Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania.

Not only is Pennsylvania's Capitol one of the country's most beautiful, it also has one of the more elegant and interesting approaches I've seen, even if the surrounding city and areas are not always picturesque. The bridge you see here is State Street, which leads directly to the front of the Capitol building itself. Instead of passing over water, it actually spans a rail line; the Susquehanna River runs a few blocks behind the Capitol. At the far end of the bridge from where this shot was taken, there are two massive stone obelisks, visible in this shot, with a nice park between them and the building itself.

This shot also shows the exterior of the Pennsylvania Capitol dome, a St. Peter's inspired granite structure that tops out at over 270 feet tall.

Larger version on Flickr, here.
Pennsylvania set on Flickr, here.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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