A Night at Evening Star

March 13, 2007

Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray looks great at night. Although it’s a popular local hangout, it’s a bit pricey for my pocketbook. Here’s what it looks like during the day.

Food Shopping al Fresco

March 11, 2007

The Del Ray farmer’s market sells tasty home baked goods in addition to local produce.

Exotic Planterium

December 10, 2006


Trust me, it’s only “exotic” at night. But exotic and mysterious at night it is, especially with the glow of those blue grow lights. And no, I am not going to speculate what exotic plants they might be growing in the back room.


December 8, 2006


Finally, we have vintage fashions. Love their slogan: Fashions, Finds and Junk.

Burke & Herbert Bank

December 5, 2006


One of Alexandria’s local banks, it’s a hundred years older than I am. Mr. Herbert was the last person to be born in the historic Carlyle House.

This is the Del Ray branch. It’s not the first branch of the bank, but to me it’s the most interesting because of the neon sign.