May 31, 2006
At the end of Wilkes Street is Alexandria National Cemetery, one of the first U.S. national cemeteries. It covers five and a half acres and is the final resting place of nearly 3,600 Civil War Union soldiers.
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May 30, 2006
More festivities welcoming the Godspeed Sail to Alexandria.
May 29, 2006
Today is Memorial Day, the national holiday where we honor the memory of soldiers who died in the defense of the United States.
This is a view of Alexandria National Cemetery, where nearly 3,600 Civil War Union soldiers are buried.
May 28, 2006
The Godspeed Sail, a replica of one of the ships that brought the first settlers to Virginia in the 1600s, sailed in to Alexandria yesterday. That was the first of a week’s worth of festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the colonists to the New World.
May 27, 2006
Who can resist photographing fresh produce? Not me. I hate cooking, so I’d much rather shoot them than wash, peel or chop them.
We have a farmer’s market in Market Square every Saturday from 5 am to 10 am. It doesn’t seem like a lot of time, but the square is used regularly for other events, especially on weekends. Besides, if you miss it, just get up early and come back next Saturday!
May 26, 2006
Another water dish set out for canine passers-by, this time in front of the fire station on Prince Street. And don’t they have a lovely doorway!
May 25, 2006
Water dishes are often left out on the sidewalk in front of homes and businesses in Old Town, just in case a thirsty doggie comes by.
May 24, 2006
This is a dog lover’s town. A store owner regularly leaves doggie biscuits in this birdhouse for any passing canine. These two Westies have clearly been here before as they attentively watch their owner get them a treat.