Fabulous Princeton Univeristy

Princeton University is a private, Ivy League, research college located in beautiful Princeton New Jersey. Last Thursday we spent the afternoon just roaming around this amazing and historic campus.

The university was founded in 1746 in Elizabeth N.J. as the college of New Jersey, then moved to Newark, N.J. in 1747 and then to Princeton in 1756. The university was renamed Princeton University in 1896.

The architecture of Princeton's extraordinary buildings spans four centuries and includes a variety of architectural styles.

Styles of architecture include colonial, Collegiate Gothic, Italianate, Romanesque and modern.

Below is a upshot of Nassau Hall, the oldest building on campus.

This is the front of the Princeton University Chapel.

The chapel, which is more cathedral like to me, decorated for the holidays.

The next photo is of the Firestone memorial Library.

Our day in Princeton was so enjoyable that even Michael and Grace loved the time they spent walking around the campus. Of course they were absolutely convinced they were at the Hogwarts School of Harry Potter fame!

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful new year!!!
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  1. Barbara, I would agree with them,,that Hogwarts came to mind immediately,,and had you not posted these photos, i would have never known this place was this gorgeous.! That beautiful patina on those cats is something to behold, and the front of the one building with the brown that looks like wood to me...how magnificent..thanks for sharing them

  2. Lovely photos, I visited Princeton several times. They have lovely shops near the college too. We went one time, and their was live music and craft show on the campus, it was wonderful.

  3. Amazing! Thank you for sharing your photos because in real life I will never get to see Princeton but the virtual tour was so nice. Breathtaking! Hope you have a Happy New Year!!!!

  4. Gorgeous images, Barbara. Blessings to you and Happy New Year- xo Diana

  5. Thanks for taking me along on this tour. I have driven through the campus/town, there is a nice scrap booking store there. Your photos are fabulous. Happy New Year to you and yours. xo

  6. What beautiful photos, Barbara! I have so enjoyed getting to know you this year; and I wish you all the best in 2013. Happy New Year!!

  7. Wow! What an extraordinary place! The architecture is breath-taking! Great pics of your family too! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you a Happy New Year and looking forward to more posts in 2013! Hugs, Leena

  8. Beautiful pictures. My goddaughter graduated in 2001 and I have the best memories of visiting her there.
    Wishes for a happy and healthy new year.

  9. Oh, those photos are just amazing! I will probably never get up there to see Princeton myself so your tour in pictures is a treat. Just beautiful architecture...amazing really! I saw your post over at Ivy and Elephants blog party.

  10. Such gorgeous photos. I love days like that where I can take my camera and be with family and see and learn. Looks like it was a wonderful day for you. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  11. Your photos are fabulous - I love Princeton! We were just there a couple of weeks ago! My girls love walking around campus.

  12. you have certainly done the architecture justice with your gorgeous photographs.

  13. I live very near Princeton, but when I am town often to not slow down to stop and enjoy the view which your post gave me the chance to do.

    Many thanks!! :-)

  14. amazing really! I saw your post over at Ivy and Elephants blog party.

  15. What a beautiful campus. I love the older, historic schools. There is just something about them that a more modern university can't compete with, IMO.

  16. I've never been to Princeton. Thanks for taking us along to this beautiful campus.

  17. Thanks for the tour! Our daughter got her PhD there, and we enjoyed visiting her while she was there. The campus is gorgeous, and we just loved walking around the little downtown area. Wish we had an excuse to go back!

  18. Such beautiful photos! I adore the architecture on that campus. We went to a wedding in that chapel years ago and it was so magical!

  19. Hi Barbara,

    Your photos are gorgeous, as always! This really is a beautiful university and campus. The Gothic architecture reminds me of Duke University in Durham, NC. I always loved day trips like that when our son was young.

    Your children are growing up fast, aren't they? Grace truly is a lovely girl, Barbara. Thanks for sharing your pictures and have a wonderful weekend!



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