“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.”


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


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


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.


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.


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


Obligatory solar eclipse photo from Old Town Alexandria.


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.


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


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


Old Town Alexandria loves its flags.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


Stopped in Beaufort before driving home.