Delaware & Raritan Canal in Princeton, New Jersey
While Princeton, NJ is home to Princeton University, the town offers a great variety of attractions for visitors and residents alike. One such attraction is the Delaware & Raritan Canal which traverses the outer edges of town. Many people fish, run or bike in the canal’s path, while many others like to kayak or canoe. I took this photograph on a warm fall afternoon. I was out walking when I saw this beautiful autumn scene. While many people may associate fall scenery with New England, New Jersey also provides some spectacular sights. If you are planning to visit Princeton, you should consider visiting in the fall. Come enjoy our beautiful parks, our great restaurants, wonderful shops, the picturesque campuses of Princeton University and the Princeton Theological Seminar, and our great arts scene.
While I love to travel, I also make time to explore my hometown. This fall I spent quite a bit of time exploring my hometown and neighboring communities, photographing moments that will live for a lifetime. And when I am not in New Jersey, I am usually visiting family in Maine or in Puerto Rico.
New Jersey has many picturesque small towns and cities. Princeton is one of them. It is not only home to the fourth oldest university in the USA, but it is also home to the Institute for Advance Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary and Rider University’s Westminster Choir College. The town also has award-winning restaurants, a upscale shopping district, quaint bread and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and a vibrant arts scene. The McCarter Theater produces many musical shows, plays, and other events.
On a warm day, we pick up the kids at school go to downtown Princeton where we get some food to go and then have a picnic in front of Princeton University’s Nassau Hall. Once it gets dark we go window shopping and end the night with ice cream.
Princeton is located an hour by train (or by car depending on the time of day) from New York City and Philadephia. We get the best of both worlds. A small town, many organic farms, and access to two world-class cities.
The traffic in Princeton during commencement or reunion weekend can be pretty bad.
It is a small town but very cosmopolitan. While the institutions of higher learning do attract people from all over the world, many of our residents work for Fortune 500 companies headquartered or with major facilities in the region.
This is a difficult question. But, Princeton has a strong connection to Albert Einstein as he lived here for many years. And I do think that the town resembles his persona.
I love Ansel Adam‘s photography. A more contemporary artist would be Trey Ratcliff – his HDR photography though controversial in some circles – has inspired me to rethink the way I approach different subjects. I have also admired Steve McCurry‘s style of photojournalism.