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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2013, 11:14:54 AM »
a new Hagia Sophia for our times.

We better start soon, the old calendarists are already building a 1/5th scale version in NY...



It's not "the" Hagia Sophia but the new St. Sophia church in Norristown (near Valley Forge) is quite nice, both inside and out:


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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2013, 11:17:45 AM »
YES.  Longwood Gardens is very cool.  I can't believe I forgot that one. It is a bit west of Philly, but definitely worth the trip.  

Lancaster might be a bit far out, but if you do wander out that far, I'll buy you a beer as that is my stomping grounds.

Jim Thorpe is pretty nice too.  Lots of shopping for women, but also very scenic.

They sell women?
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2013, 11:18:59 AM »
YES.  Longwood Gardens is very cool.  I can't believe I forgot that one. It is a bit west of Philly, but definitely worth the trip.  

Lancaster might be a bit far out, but if you do wander out that far, I'll buy you a beer as that is my stomping grounds.

Jim Thorpe is pretty nice too.  Lots of shopping for women, but also very scenic.

They sell women?

Jim Thorpe is still alive ??? ???  And "nice"?
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2013, 11:19:35 AM »
YES.  Longwood Gardens is very cool.  I can't believe I forgot that one. It is a bit west of Philly, but definitely worth the trip.  

Lancaster might be a bit far out, but if you do wander out that far, I'll buy you a beer as that is my stomping grounds.

Jim Thorpe is pretty nice too.  Lots of shopping for women, but also very scenic.

They sell women?
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2013, 11:53:53 AM »
Dirty, dirty women. :laugh:
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2013, 12:08:47 PM »
WHAT?!?!?! Pierogi Fest in Pittsburgh?!  This weekend? 
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2013, 12:14:19 PM »
Jim Thorpe is pretty nice too.  Lots of shopping for women, but also very scenic.

I drove through Jim Thorpe during a freak blizzard on my way West because my stupid Garmin Nuvi routed me through there for no good reason.  It looked like it could be a great place, but it was dark, no lights, no people, no animals, lots of snow and ice, rolling hills, and a constantly veering vehicle...it was like some cheap Stephen King movie.  For about forty minutes, I thought I would certainly die in Jim Thorpe. 
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2013, 12:17:54 PM »
Jim Thorpe is pretty nice too.  Lots of shopping for women, but also very scenic.

I drove through Jim Thorpe during a freak blizzard on my way West because my stupid Garmin Nuvi routed me through there for no good reason.  It looked like it could be a great place, but it was dark, no lights, no people, no animals, lots of snow and ice, rolling hills, and a constantly veering vehicle...it was like some cheap Stephen King movie.  For about forty minutes, I thought I would certainly die in Jim Thorpe. 

There are worse places. ;)
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2013, 12:20:17 PM »
There are worse places. ;)

I know, I used to live there.  :P
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Re: Pennsylvania
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2013, 03:57:20 PM »
Exactly, if they could build the Hagia Sofia back in the day without all the technological knowledge that we have today, we should be able to scale it to twice the size!  Take that you evil Mohammedans!  You can keep the old one, we have a bigger cooler new one!

The Russians (Kronstadt Cathedral) already made a cooler and - if I read things right - bigger one.  Serbs are working on it with St. Sava.