Thursday, November 19, 2009

FSO- My Towns Premier Attraction

I'm back. Down off of cloud nine. No, I am still dangling some what. Still holding on to that one puff that has not dissipated. My minute and a half of fame on the radio gone until next Monday's show. Now its time to get back to work! Busy Busy Busy. I am writing my next semester class curriculum for culinary study at Isle Youthbuild, more poetry and stories, open mics are hopping, and I just was accepted to the Visual Arts Board of a city near me. I have been waiting for them to build their new center, so I can get a permanent home base for spoken word open mic. No time limit's, like at the coffee shops. They accepted my proposal.On that note...

This weeks theme is brought to you by... Kent. "Since we all live in such different places, I thought a good theme might be to show what your hometown is most noted for".

Well, Princeton is known for it's Ivy League college. Princeton University takes up most of the town. Lots of homes and land were either bought or donated by leaders and residents during and after the era of 1756. The College of New Jersey moved from Newark and erected Nassau Hall, bringing the village prominence and a strong Presbyterian influence. Like history? Read More @ Princeton Township...

Every building in this city is really old, but their are a few houses that have been knocked down and made way for state of the art architecture. I prefer the old. Below you see the town of Princeton, and on the right is the actual campus; left are the city streets. Though they own so much more around the town.

I used these photos back when I first began with Friday Shoot Out. Most are no good, due to the rain that day. These have come in handy again, since outside my town looks like winter is about to come crashing down. Maybe some snow? The students who walk the enormous campus, and ride their bikes through out the streets will not enjoy the weather to come, but it does paint a beautiful back drop for the history that lies within these walls...

14 comments:

blueviolet said...

Can't they build the new to look like the old? I've never seen Princeton up close.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Modern architecture is so boring compared to the historical buildings. Nice post.

farmlady said...

Congratulations on your proposal. Keep up the good work.
I have never been anywhere back east except New York City..., once. I would love to see more of the "East Coast" and all the historical buildings too. It seem odd to me that they can't build houses like they use to. They look so substantial and beautiful. I guess that's why it's even more important to restore and maintain them.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Wow. I want to visit. I can't believe all your blogs either. This is just awesome. I get to poke around here and there and everywhere.

GingerV said...

excellent Elizabeth, dialog was great - left me hanging though, wanting more info - guess that is one of our (FSO) directives - make members want to know more about our towns.

PS continued congrat on your work activities - our own rising star.

Barry said...

The Town and the Gown, obviously Princeton has no want for beauty or history on either side.

Pauline said...

Looks beautiful. Love the old buildings. Congratulations on your show, too.

Kim said...

Old and new, side by side. I think it's appropriate, Princeton, an old community of structures that introduce young minds to Academia.

Great and appropriate post for the theme this week.

Rebecca said...

Oh i prefer the the old too. There is something so cold about the new stuff.

REDLAN said...

What a busy is Chef E. It's cool you are back. Thanks for sharing the premier attraction of Princeton University. I love the old building too. Almost of them have historical origin.

BTW, Can I grab the latest header of FSO? The beautful header you created. I will use it in my next special post about FSO.

Just telling it like it is said...

I love the last picture it looks like a cottage...

SOL said...

I actually went to school near that area--don't know if you are familiar with Rider Univ. in Lawrenceville. I wish I could find an open mic for poetry somewhere near me! I love writing poetry and listening to it.

kate said...

I love the look of the old buildings - my favorite thing about the campus of the college that I went to. Every new building they put up (including the new parking garage) has to match the style and architecture of the older buildings. It keeps the campus so beautiful.

Just telling it like it is said...

Happy Thanksgiving suga!!!