After our sightseeing trip around Wilmington, Delaware, we moved on to Princeton, New Jersey. We had driven through New Jersey on a prior trip, but he hadn't stopped anywhere. New Jersey is only 170 miles long and 70 miles wide, the 4th smallest state in the Union behind Rhode Island, Delaware, and Connecticut. However, with 8.8 million people, it is 11th for population, making it the MOST DENSELY POPULATED STATE in the United States! I wouldn't have guessed that.Colmar, France.
One of the dominant buildings in town (not ON the campus, but nearby) is Trinity Episcopal Church:
My first impression was that the interior was kind of blah compared to the dramatic exterior, which looked like something out of Transylvania:
There was much more there, however, than I realized at first:
For example, there are a lot of stained glass windows, including these two showing the Annunciation and the Nativity:
Many of the windows are triptychs with relatively simple designs depicting events in the life of Christ:
Other windows are geometrical rather than pictorial:
Another window style:
The white framing gives the impression of a window within a window:
One of the side chapels has this trio of dramatic abstract windows:
And of all the niches, this one, called "The Chapel of Unity," is my favorite because of its reminder of the "common humanity" of Christians and Jews. Note the menorah next to the cross on the table below the window:
For what seems to be such a simple, unadorned place, the Trinity Evangelical Church at Princeton holds a lot of surprises:
The monument was designed by the Beaux Arts sculptor Frederick MacMonnies, and President Warren G. Harding was present for its dedication in 1922.