Monday, 26 July 2010

General Impressions of Trenton, the Capital of New Jersey

Trenton is the Capitol of New Jersey, and we stayed here because it was close to Six Flag Great Adventure in Jacksonville. We visited the State House with its golden dome in which the government of the State is located. In front of this nice building you find the World War II memorial with a photo display. In the same street (West State Street) you also find the Thomas Edison State College. In the city there are many civil servants and after 5pm they all leave, restaurants close their doors and you get a feeling of emptiness. We don't think it is very save after working hours, hotels add security, close the entrance and the hotel parking is guarded by several security officers day and night. A strange town.

Trenton is de hoofdstad van New Jersey. We logeren hier daar het dicht bij Six Flags Great Adventure in Jacksonville was. We hebben het State House bezocht waarin de regering van de Staat is gevestigd. Het gebouw heeft een mooie gouden koepel. Voor het gebouw vind je de Wereldoorlog II memorial met een foto collage. In dezelfde straat (West State Street) ligt ook de Thomas Edison Universiteit. Hier werken veel ambtenaren die na 5 uur de stad verlaten, restaurants sluiten hun deuren en je krijgt een leeg gevoel. We denken dat het hier niet al te veilig is na de kantooruren, hotels verhogen hun beveiliging, sluiten hun inkom, en parkeergarages worden 24 uur op 24 uur bewaakt door verschillende agenten. Een rare stad..

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton

Trenton
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2 comments:

  1. it looks very cozy, the weather seems also fantastic!have fuuuuuuuuuun!

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  2. You took some very nice photos of the state capitol building and the memorial.

    For just over a year I've live in Pennsylvania about a 20 min drive from Trenton New Jersey. I've walked around Trenton only twice but I don't think it looks very safe. Now the only reason I go there is to catch a train to New York City. Philadelphia is also close by and I like it much better.

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