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“On August 18, 1928, Former Alexandria police sergeant Elton B. Hummer gave his life in the line of duty. In his honor and as a gift to the city of Alexandria, Mrs. Jelks H. Cabaniss, Jr. commissioned Randal’s Masonry Restoration to reconstruct this alley, completed February 2011.”

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This pink house sits at the corner of S Fairfax St and Wilkes St, right at the top of the Wilkes St tunnel.

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Cute little front porch on this townhome on South Saint Asaph St.

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This townhouse at 211 Cameron St looks like there used to be a building adjacent to the east wall. But the ivy growing tells me it’s been gone for a while.

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Barca is a tapas bar right on the waterfront. It’s one of our favorites of we don’t want a huge meal. Bonus: dogs are allowed because it’s all outside.

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305 Cameron St was originally Duvall’s Tavern, where Washington was celebrated after returning from the Revolutionary War. It’s now an AirBNB.

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Obligatory solar eclipse photo from Old Town Alexandria.

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The Mutual Ice House used to be one of nine ice houses in Alexandria. It became a plumbing company in the 60s then sat vacant from 1994 until Goodies Frozen Custard moved in a few years ago.

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The 275th birthday celebration of Alexandria kicked off yesterday at the waterfront. Here is one of the signs in front of the torpedo factory.

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Hitching post in the style of a horse peeking up through the bushes on Franklin Street.

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Old Town Alexandria loves its flags.

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This home on South Lee Street was originally a church. Even though it looks small, it’s quite large because it has multiple levels in the back.

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The Lee Street rats. This house on the 300 block of South Lee Street regularly has little rats displayed in their basement window. They are currently Easter themed.

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These two yellow, French looking townhomes on the corner of Prince and S Pitt streets are huge.

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This row of townhomes on N Royal St is dressed in Easter pastels.

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Old Town School for Dogs takes up almost half the block. Besides training, they also have a well stocked pet store and offer grooming services. It’s located at the corner of N Saint Asaph and Oronoco Streets.

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The new public art installation at the waterfront near King St. I think it will steam at some point. It’s meant to represent the asteroid that collided with earth.

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This one, more modern townhouse in the midst of older homes.

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This row of townhomes is set back from the sidewalk giving them extra large front yards.

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Stopped in Beaufort before driving home.