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I was in Trenton New Jersey only a couple of weeks after the horrible destruction of Hurricane Sandy swept over its shores. Trenton is significantly inland, yet there were still visible signs of the storm around as I drove through the area. That destruction was on my mind as I was walking around the deserted-feeling city.

This shot was taken across the street from the State House, which is the building seen here. The State House dome is unusual in that it isn't clearly visible from the building's front - a legacy of a building built before the sense of grandeur that overtook later state capitol designs. It peeks out more readily once you've moved away a bit, and in this case up the stairs located behind the World War II Memorial, part of which is pictured here. A small plaza opens up across the street from the State House which includes a granite gazebo and statues honoring New Jersey's war dead. The gazebo can be seen in part here, with the word sacrifice visible, along with the olive wreath held aloft at center. The American Flag sits still at right, while the golden dome of the State House looms in the background.

Larger version on Flickr, here.
New Jersey State House set on Flickr, here.

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