Fifteen Minutes in Leesburg


Leesburg is a charming town in Northern Virginia of about 38,000. It’s about 45 miles from Alexandria but seems farther because of the traffic. I had never been there, so today (Saturday, September 16, 2006) was the day.


The most interesting building in the historic district is the People’s Bank with its row of flags.


The obligatory bell tower. Every colonial town’s gotta have one.


It was sprinkling a little bit, but I found an awning to take pictures under.


I liked this building with the green shutters. The combination of rock masonry and brick was interesting.


The obligatory historic plaque.


I liked this bench outside a diner where most of the town seemed to be having lunch. Check out the people at the table. The one in the center who looks like she’s drinking a glass of juice is really the reflection of some weirdo taking a picture.


The historic district was only a few blocks long, so it only took about 15 minutes to get all the pictures I wanted. Okay, I’m exaggerating. Thirty minutes tops, including walking back to the car.

Bell Tower

That’s all, folks.

5 Responses to Fifteen Minutes in Leesburg

  1. Mimmu says:

    Thanks a lot! It was very nice trip in this dark grey autumn morning. These colourful pictures made me a better mood 🙂
    Greetings from Finland.

  2. Annie says:

    What a fun trip I just had to Leesburg. That woman drinking in the window – hah. Those obligatory colonial-town items – great! The flag-lined building – nice. Thanks for taking me there.

  3. passante says:

    The Green Tree is an entertaining place to eat.

  4. Kate says:

    Thanks for the tour. What does the Green Tree serve?

  5. Hi,
    I was trying to find new photo essays, but I a always pleased to return to Leesburg (I loved returning to DC via Maryland taking the ferry over the Potomac and then longwinding River road (which unfortunately has lost most of its once so beautiful pastoral character all the way in towards Potomac village, starting at Bretton Woods, what with all the tract mansions going up and up).

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