Behind the Red Door

April 30, 2007

Old Town’s secrets are guarded by beautiful doorways.

Strange Faces

April 29, 2007

My imagination might be working overtime, but to me these look like strange little faces with plumed helmets.

Flowers al Fresco

April 28, 2007

Flower sellers at the Old Town open air market.

The Skinniest House in Alexandria

April 27, 2007

At seven feet wide, this house on Queen Street is the skinniest in Alexandria. It was originally built in 1830 as a spite house: a dwelling constructed to block bothersome traffic through an alleyway.

The home, which has two stories and boasts a 345 foot living space, was bought for $135,000 in 1990.

There’s an article about it in the Washington Post here.

Blowin’ in the Wind

April 26, 2007

The City of Alexandria’s official flag pays homage to Alexandria’s importance as a port in its early years.