Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/26

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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 42: NY/NJ/PA
From: nathan.wajsman at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Tue Oct 26 21:55:49 2004

We spent most of the past 2 weeks in the US, first 3 days in the NY/NJ 
area and then a week in Florida, visiting family and showing the 
children their birthplaces (Princeton and Tampa, respectively). The week 
42 images are all from the northern leg of the trip. We stayed near 
Piscataway, NJ, and Friday the 15th we drove to Princeton and then 
Philadelphia. The images are presented chronologically rather than in 
order of "quality".

In mid-NJ, we drove along Route 206 which used to be my commute when we 
lived there. The scenery is kind of ugly, with strip malls dominating 
the landscape. This being the season, we drove past the following 
display (note that the witch seems to have some reservations about the 
Republican ticket):

Once in Princeton, there was not a Bush/Cheney sign to be seen, 
certainly not on the campus of the university, where this sign is much 
more representative of the political climate:

In Philadelphia, the highlight of the day was having lunch with Jim and 
Kyle (unfortunately, Kyle did not bring any of his girlfriends):

We then followed their advice and walked to the Reading Terminal Market, 
meeting this friendly T-shirt vendor on the way:

We absolutely loved the market, both the food and the ambiance, as 
exemplified by this elderly gentleman playing the piano, and the other 
two singing along:

The next day we were out and about in New York all day, unfortunately 
with no time to meet fellow LUGgers there. I had last been to NYC in 
June 2001; besides the obvious hole in the city's skyline, another 
difference was the much higher presence of police and other security, 
like here, outside St. Patrick's Cathedral:

Finally, a couple of more benign canine pictures, both snapped in 

The complete PAW index is at:
and comments/critique are as always welcome and appreciated.


Nathan Wajsman
Almere, The Netherlands

General photography:
Seville photography: