In the late spring I traveled to Alexandria, Virginia on assignment for the tourism board, Visit Alexandria. Most of the time was spent photographing the historic Old Town, which George Washington once called home. An easy hop to the other side of the Potomac from Washington, D.C., Old Town, Alexandria boasts exquisite cobble stone alleys and some of the finest historic Americana-style architecture in the country including the landmarked Spite House, a residence that is just seven feet wide.
What also sets the Old Town apart is its sophisticated cultural scene including a thriving art community complete with an arts center located in a former torpedo factory on the waterfront. You won’t find big box stores here. You will find a large concentration of indie boutiques and a wide range of restaurants with cuisine from around the world. Old Town and its waterfront and parks are very walkable. The main artery is King Street.
The weather gods cooperated in full. In fact just 45 minutes after wrapping up on the last day, which included working with models, it down poured. Here is a sample of some of the images from the assignment.