December 2005 - It was an exceptionally cold
and cloudy winter afternoon when I decided to go for a walk
in Boonton, New Jersey's interesting downtown district. The uniqueness of the area kept me quite occupied for awhile.
I thought the curve in the road as seen in the photo above was a decent one.
Today, the norm in America's growing towns are what's known as "suburban sprawl" -
impersonal cookie-cutter neighborhoods, bland shopping malls, frustrating road congestion
and a total dependence on the automobile.
Well, it is a little different
in downtown Boonton. Main Avenue is hugged by historic buildings on each side
with interesting bends, turns and hills. Interesting buildings, including the Darress Theater,
dot the walking experience.
Do be a little careful, however. Motorists tend to drive like maniacs on
the main avenue and there are no speed bumps to slow vehicles down ... This is still New Jersey! ;)