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First stop Harrisburgg, PA, the effing capital of PA
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Interior of the corrupt PA Senate where everyone is made sure to be poor, while the top 1% gets theirs.

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Interior of the 1906 Capitol building

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PA Congress where we the people of PA are not represented

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Red-tailed Hark over Manhattan from Jersey n'at

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Brought my bike with me, best way to see NYC

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Brooklyn n'at

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Philly

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Oldest effing intact street in Merika, dating back to 1701

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First Senate building in the US from 1790-1800.

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Christ Church where many of the founding fathers went to church and where many early prominent Americans are buried.

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First Bank of US, built in 1795

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Society Hill, one of the oldest best preserved hoods in the US, many buildings dating to the mid 1700's

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Hipster South St.

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The reconstructed Graff House where Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence

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Eastern State Penitentiary

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Oldest intact street in America, again.

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Oldest church in Philly and Pa, started construction in 1698 and finished in 1703, the spire although was a later addition.

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One of the oldest European buildings in the United States, built around 1645 a little west of Philly, the Lower Swedish Cabin.

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1790's cabin west of Philly

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The only extent house that William Penn visited and one of the oldest houses in the US, built in 1683, the Caleb Pusey House southwest of Philly, near Delaware.

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Lancaster, PA home to the Amish and Heroine addiction

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The oldest house in Lancaster County, built in 1719 by Germans.

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Back to where I started in Harrisburg, PA

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My work here is done
 

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^^Philly is a microcosm of NY......NY is more than just Manhattan, it has 5 boroughs, filled with art, history, and real people..:hmm:
 

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Great photos. Impressive and honest feature of both cities, in particular Philly. Those rundown streets may look uninviting for some, but for me they are infinitely interesting with many stories to tell I imagine. It's those type of neighbourhoods I like to explore in all cities. Thanks for the great showcase. :cheers:
 

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New York gets attention that it doesn't deserve. It's simply a money-sucking corporate machine. Philly, on the other hand, has character and soul that no other American city can even be 1% as good.

Philly simply outclasses New York in EVERYTHING New York's known for! Plus, New York buys arts and culture; in Philly we produce our own.
 

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Great photos. Impressive and honest feature of both cities, in particular Philly.
Time for international folks to realize that Philly is America's jewel and finest city and all other cities are not even 1% as good.:cheers:
 

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New York gets attention that it doesn't deserve. It's simply a money-sucking corporate machine. Philly, on the other hand, has character and soul that no other American city can even be 1% as good.

Philly simply outclasses New York in EVERYTHING New York's known for! Plus, New York buys arts and culture; in Philly we produce our own.
I admire your passion, but I must address your last sentence because I recall seeing a doco once on TV called 'the Art of the Steal' (available on youtube), on how Philly's elite appropriated the magnificent Barnes Collection, against his express terms and conditions, and established a gallery to showcase it in the city. It was quite disheartening and not a very classy thing to do (to put it mildly).
 

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The Barnes Museum belongs in the city, not the crappy suburbs. Philly did a favor by getting the collection to a more accessible place. Also, Philly has MUCH better museums than New York for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention Philly's local arts scene is #1 in U.S.
 

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^^You are now calling the Philly suburbs crappy but that too makes for the whole. You have put down NY for personal reasons that are your own. New York is a global city of art, fashion, media, theater, business, education, international diplomacy The UN, technology and research, finance, and culture an Alpha city.
 

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The Barnes Museum belongs in the city, not the crappy suburbs. Philly did a favor by getting the collection to a more accessible place. Also, Philly has MUCH better museums than New York for a fraction of the cost. Not to mention Philly's local arts scene is #1 in U.S.
Tell me where big bad NYC touched you, its ok were all adults here, were here for you.
 

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Looking at these photos I wanted to visit NYC, Philly, which is on my list to visit...seemed meh. Looks like Philly lost a half million residents in the past decades with some recent stabilization? My baseline is Minneapolis-St Paul where I live. If I want to see a world class city a step above my prairie gem, I'm looking for something more. I think I'll focus on NYC, Boston and DC and maybe skip Philly.
 
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