Friday, September 12, 2008

Salubrity of the climate

"Recommended by the salubrity of the climate as by its many other advantages it is not surprising that New Jersey was soon celebrated by the early writers with higher commendations than any other of the colonies. The proprietaries stimulated by the hope of a rich revenue industriously proclaimed its advantages in Europe and America and from time to time despatched from England vessels freighted with settlers and stores to reinforce the numbers and supply the wants of their people."
~The History of New Jersey From Its Discovery by Europeans, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution
(Thomas Francis Gordon, 1834)

July 11. The SEPTA R1-R7 trip from Philadelphia International to Trenton. Images include:
* Philadelphia 30th Street Station
* 30th Street Hoagie
* Tacony station stop (very Third World, non?)
* Bristol station stop with Grundy Mills visible
* Scene near Bristol
* Delaware River crossing
* Delaware River with view of "Trenton Makes" bridge (image from July 15)


LadrĂ³n de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I love pictures from the train in New Jersey. That was even fascinating to me going from the Newark airport to Manhattan last June. I'm sure there's a good Palin joke in there about Bristol station and Grundy Mills, but I'm a little too groggy this morning to offer a zinger.

SubtleKnife said...

Perhaps it's the travel connection, but I'm glad that I first thought of Michael Palin rather than Sarah when I read Mr Junk Thief's comment about a Palin joke.

I really don't know New Jersey, but then I know so little of your country. Or perhaps I should say there is just so much of it.

Salty Miss Jill said...

I used to take that train all the time. Now you have me (even more) homesick.

Stash said...

Well you knew I was going to comment on the food pix.


lovely all though, really

BigAssBelle said...

love the photos . . . so are you going to move?