American Dreams in Costa Rica, Too
I took my son to our state's capital to do some paperwork so he can get working papers in Costa Rica, where he's an expat. His American Dream--and it's come true for him--is to be happy, working just enough to support himself, and relaxing with friends. I had trouble understanding it at first, being a person driven for accomplishments, but I'm surprised that I'm beginning to think he might just be on to something.
Trenton looked like it was having tough times: badly potholed roads, storefronts that were empty or did not look prosperous. But there were some special spots, and I photographed them for you.
I was pleased to find an intimate mews right off of State Street, where many
huge government buildings lurked.
Along the mews was a statue of George Washington, carved in Italy. He's standing on the prow of a boat so small it would sink under his weight in real life. The statue commemorates the Battle of Trenton, a decisive victory for the Continental Army. Washington had cannon dragged across the frozen Delaware River, from Philadelphia to Trenton. He probably walked across the ice himself.
Another shot of city townhouses near State Street.
The Mill Hill playhouse, near the townhouses, is where local people dream dreams of theatrical success.
The government buildings of State Street are reflected in the theater's sign.