0011 Delaware’s Unpretentious Capital (USA 011—new)
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Day 004: 3 hours, 6.1 kms
And then there was Dover…
In most countries of the world, the state capital is usually the biggest and most important city of the state—but not here in theUSA. I guess the idea was that the state capital should be in a quiet, clean town, away from the bustle of the big city.
And the state of Delaware is no exception. Unlike Wilmington,Doverhas a peaceful, small town feel. I stroll along its shady Main Street, pretty much all alone. I do find a Muslim foodshop/bookstore where I can buy a phone card and browse a little bit…
I continue on to the Capitol building itself—in the middle of a couple of colonial style building. The capitol itself looks quite similar to Independence Hall inPhiladelphia—it even has a big bell out in front.
Pleasant, well-preserved and unpretentious. Delawareis noCalifornia, and it knows it.
Heading back, I met a rather tipsy African American girl who asks me to play a song for her. Hell, why not?
It’s turning out to be quite a jolly tour here inDelaware…