Einstein's Violin Practice
Princeton was the home of Einstein who used to practice the violin in his bedroom in the nude (according to an old lady who was his next door neighbor when she was a child.)
My sister said that tourists think that the house next door (photo 4) is Einstein's house because that was the one they used to film a movie when the movie company couldn't rent the actual house.
Are you for Princeton or Yale?
On the side of the University Chapel there is a storm drain that has a scowling bulldog carved on it. While Ed and I were walking around, a campus tour guide walked over with a small group and we were listening in when she told the story behind this. I didn't catch everything she was saying, but apparently it was left there as a joke by the architect's main assistant who happened to be a Yale graduate (the Yale mascot is a Bulldog). Not surprisingly, the Yale position is that it's there so that Yale students can rightfully look down on all the Princeton students. The Princeton response to that is simply that the Bulldog is its rightful place . . . right in the gutter.
D&R Canal State Park
Winter, Summer, Spring, and Fall this is one of my most favorite places to go for long walks. The canal itself 36 miles along a path runs along much of it especially through the Princeton-Kingston corridor.
Eat the best hoagie you've ever had!
Go to Hoagie Haven at 242 Nassau Street. I know this should techniquely be in the restaurant section, but trust me, this will be a mindblowing experience for you. Order whatever you like, but I personally recommend the eggplant-parm w/ everything. Part of the fun is trying to understand the workers when you order. Everyone I know in Princeton raves about this place, and whenever I see someone from Princeton being interviewed on TV they always seem to mention Hoagie Haven (John Popper of Blues Traveller, and Bebe Neuwirth--Frasier's ex-wife on Frasier). Truly God's food.
There were so many, it was...
There were so many, it was hard to choose. Finally hunger got the better of me and I stopped in Olives Deli.
I worked in an Italian deli as a kid, and know my Italian sandwhiches... this one was amazing. Take it with you to the park area in Palmer Square. Grab a bench and enjoy the day. Grilled chicken Italian sandwich