A little bit of Erie PA

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Tower at the Pier.

 

    Erie is the largest city near to my town so I figured I'd post a blog to show off a little of what it has. From Wikipedia:

Erie is a major industrial city on the shore of Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of the state of Pennsylvania. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city with a population of 104,000. Erie's Metropolitan Area consists of 281,000 residents. The city is the seat of government for Erie County.

Erie is in proximity to Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's heavy manufacturing sector now consists mainly of plastics and locomotive building. Known for its lake effect snow, Erie is in the heart of the rust belt and has begun to focus on tourism as a driving force in its economy.

Close up of the tower
More than four million people each year visit Presque Isle State Park, for water recreation, and a new casino named for the state park is growing in popularity.

Erie is known as the Flagship City because of the presence of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. Erie has also been called the Gem City because of the sparkling lake.

Erie is also home to some smaller amusement parks like Waldameer (http://www.waldameer.com/) and an indoor water park called Splash Lagoon(www.splashlagoon.com), the Presque Isle Downs Casino and Racetrack (http://www.pidowns.com/) and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (www.trecpi.org). And You can find more on www.visiteriepa.com. :)

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Tower at the Pier.
Tower at the Pier.
Close up of the tower
Close up of the tower
The Victorian Princess
The Victorian Princess
Close up of the Princess
Close up of the Princess
A restuarant by the Pier
A restuarant by the Pier
Side view of the Smugglers Wharf
Side view of the Smuggler's Wharf
New Building going up?
New Building going up?
Masts? Haha
Masts? Haha
Lighthouse wayy into the background
Lighthouse wayy into the background
Ive been to some big cities but y…
I've been to some big cities but …
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