Old Town Alexandria, part I

 pumpkin cart

This photo was actually taken in January. Who knew pumpkins were so hardy? I saw some in the neighborhood the same week.

Old Town Alexandria is very picturesque with all its beautiful old architecture and colorful shops. I love the history too. It’s fun to eat lunch at Gadsby’s Tavern (circa 1785), where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson stopped in the day.

Alex door + bike

As you know, I love beautiful doors. I also love old brick, especially when it’s arranged like this.

There are some great touches of color throughout the area:

Alex green doors

Alex purple doors

Alex red & green door

Alexandria yellow bldg.

I’ll show you some shop windows tomorrow.

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14 Responses to Old Town Alexandria, part I

  1. I used to work in Alexandria, but I never ventured to Old Town. Looks like I missed out!

  2. flyinggma says:

    I love the photos of the doors. I don’t know if I could face a purple door each morning though…Our pumpkins never last for long here in Minnesota. Your photo of them in the wagon is beautiful. Looking forward to the shop windows!

  3. 36x37 says:

    Here’s what I want to know: Does Alexandria not have squirrels? Because a Columbus squirrel would have made lunch out of that small pumpkin, and taken care of the large one for Halloween dinner.

    Love the doorway shots. Such vibrant color.

    • Last year the squirrels would have devoured those pumpkins. We had NO acorns last year–some weird phenomenon that scientists couldn’t explain–and squirrels ate everything in sight. Including part of our wooden bird feeder.

  4. mindymilburn says:

    Is it ok if I love all of these for many different reasons? 🙂 The color, the composition, the content…just great shots!

  5. Caroline says:

    Those doors are fantastic, the intense colors. Looks like a nice place. I know a city where you could also make beautiful pictures of doors, Dublin.

  6. Lady Jennie says:

    Ooo I do love the colors.

  7. ebeth420 says:

    I LOVE doors. I recently saw a poster of “Doors of Tuscany” (which is my favorite place ever). Your photos were better than the ones used on the poster. Have you sold them yet?

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