Playing on the Street
Beautiful weather to run Thomas the Tank Engine over the brick sidewalks of Old Town Alexandria
A display in a window at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Old Town Alexandria.
The tower of St. Mary's Church in Old Town Alexandria on a warm December afternoon.
Our guide pointed out this downspout, still in use, that was casted before July 9, 1846 when Alexandria was removed from the District of Columbia and returned to Virginia.
This house was built on infill from colonial times when the harbor at Alexandria was extended into the Potomac River. Today it's leaning, just a little. :-)
Sitting on a garden wall in Old Town Alexandria.
Andrew Wales established the first commercial brewery in Alexandria in 1770. The location moved several times over the years until closing in 1802.
Early American Warehouse
On Wales Alley, near the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, this is now offices and retail space.
A kite hanging from the ceiling in the Torpedo Factory Arts Center on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria
Part of a skeleton recovered from a dig in Old Town, on display in the Alexandria Archeological Museum (http://www.alexandriava.gov/Archaeology). With a seasonal touch.
Recovered from the flooded storage room of an early American brewery in Old Town Alexandria.
At the Alexandria Archeology Museum.
From the early days of the US on display at the Alexandria Archeological Museum.
Flock of Paper Airplanes
Hanging in the stairwell of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria.
If you lived in a wooden house in the early 19th century, you'd better pay the fee for the local fire company
Seasonal decorations above the front door of a home in Old Town Alexandria