In our travels we have seen half of the state capitals in America without really trying. Amazingly we had not seen the Pennsylvania state capital, despite having lived in that state for many years. Since we were in the area we stopped by.
We were immediately blown away by how ornate the interior is.
The walls and ceilings have decoration throughout, with stained glass and other impressive features.
The rotunda has medallions and lunettes.
The chambers are equally ornate.
The rotunda has an amazing ceiling. Who knew Pennsylvania had such an amazing capital.
Having yet another trip planned to Boston I decided to do something different, take Amtrak. Yes I knew it would be slow (it was) but it was something different than driving or flying.
My train left Pittsburgh early one morning.
We rolled through the shabby little station in Latrobe without stopping.
As we neared Altoona we went around the famous Horseshoe Curve.
We had an extended stop in Harrisburg where they changed the engine from Diesel to Electric. With the extra time I could wander around the station a bit.
Eventually we reached 30th Street Station in Philadelphia where I changed trains for an Acela on up to Boston.
The Acela made much better time, passing through New York City on the way.
I arrived in Boston well after dark 🙂