Collingwood Library and Museum

The Collingwood Foundation‘s main building and grounds, which were once part of George Washington’s River Farm, are south of Alexandria on the banks of the Potomac River, surrounded by woods and gardens. The mission of the foundation is to foster an appreciation of our American Heritage by sharing these facilities with all. There are three components to achieving this mission.

Firstly, the Collingwood Library on Americanism boasts a library of more than five thousand volumes on American heritage. Secondly, the Collingwood Museum is home to an eclectic collection of Americana. Lastly, the foundation opens the grounds to serve as a venue for weddings, corporate gatherings and other private events. are available for weddings, receptions and other private functions.

Collingwood, as the whole is generally referred to, is primarily dependent upon contributions from the public and income from third party events. Collingwood is comprised of a historic mansion between the Potomac and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Today the property is approximately 8.7 acres but the property was once a part of George Washington’s estate of his River Farm at Mount Vernon. Collingwood was purchased by George Washington in 1760. River Farm was the largest of the five working farms all of which were a part of his Mount Vernon estate. Collingwood’s namesake was a member of the British forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill and in 1805 an Admiral commanding a portion of the British fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar.

The original house constructed in 1792 was a modest one, but in time there were at least three major additions to the house. From a small two-room house to its current condition as a colonial mansion the property has had many occupants and usages over time. Over the course of the last two and half centuries, Collingwood has been home to farmers, a ferry operator, airline crew members, and Intelligence School students. For a part of the 20th Century, Collingwood served up meals as an area restaurant.

But time took a toll on Colingwood and by 1977 it was no more than overgrown, neglected land and a much vandalized building that only hinted at the history found here. At that time a group of dedicated National Sojourners obtained the property. took possession of the property. Presently, the Foundation for Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism, with offices for Headquarters National Sojourners, maintains and occupies the property.

Collingwood Library and Museum consists of a historic mansion that houses thousands of books and artifacts relating to the history of America. As part of George Washington’s River Farm, our rich history had many of our founding fathers walking this land in our nation’s infancy. Nestled on approximately 8.7 acres on the Potomac River off the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, VA, Collingwood is available for conferences, retreats, business meetings and weddings.

 

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Stratford on the Potomac Real Estate listed

Stratford on the Potomac is served amongst mascotted pool association
Stratford on the Potomac is served amongst mascotted pool association

Properties in Stratford on the Potomac

$624,000: 2412 Childs Ln

2412 Childs Ln

Beds: 4 / Baths: 3 full baths / Living Area: 2,729 sq. ft.

Move-in ready home in great neighborhood with vast potential! Functional floor plan with large...

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Stratford on the Potomac is welcomed before a far away transport to visit Mount Vernon outskirts, where tourism flock include demographic teaches, listens, outbursts, converses, questions, nearness colonial society, reenacting. Climate toward Stratford on the Potomac, not quite beaches, autumn and spring and winters, down past closed off outdoor pools and open convenience and mom and pop’s. Snow time at Stratford on the Potomac, near strangers; victoring snow balls and planned to happen humor, I heard of people storing a snowball in the freezer, specifically to throw, well that is on a different Real Estate tract, much different over yonder, then, that at Stratford Landing. Stratford on the Potomac, summer time; mountain bike can make it to a few converted establishments, even Fort Hunt High School and the well known and rumored to have been haunted, Fort Hunt park housing Pavilion and recreation athletic fields, trails, and sited points, with readable content.

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Purchase now detached single family Real Estate in Groveton

Properties in Groveton

2900 E Side Dr

SHORT SALE! [Beverly Plaza - $285,000]

3003 Franklin St

This is a truly a MAGNIFICENT home at a UNBELIEVABLE PRICE! NEW CONSTRUCTION! From the moment you pull in the drive, you know you've found something SPECIAL! The STATELY CRAFTSMAN exterior is sure to IMPRESS! Enter the foyer and suddenly you're a kid in a candy store! The SUN FILLED open floorplan is DAZZLING! High ceilings, hardwood floors throughout and ARTS AND CRAFTS molding makes for an ELEGANT yet COMFORTABLE home! This is a NEW HOME that pays attention to every detail. The MAGAZINE READY kitchen will exceed every expectation! An extra large island, marble counters, farmhouse sink, 2 tone European cabinets and STATE OF THE ART stainless appliances are just a few of this kitchen's EXCITING features! The kitchen opens to a large family room to make entertaining a PLEASURE! The upper level features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a large CONVENIENT laundry room! The LUXURIOUS master bath will take your breath away! Double vanity, separate shower and a ROMANTIC freestanding tub! NO HOA FEE! The lower level is completely finished! Recreation room, bedroom, full bath and 2 addition large room to use as you see fit! The FABULOUS location is only minutes from Old Town and The Potomac River! You finally found the home you've always dreamed of! [Fairview - $1,000,000]

2904 Popkins Ln

Quality custom built home in a Great location 4 miles from the city of Alexandria. 5 Bdrms, first floor Master Bedroom. 4.5 bathrooms Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Seperate Laundry room, office/library, ceramic tile throughout. finished basement and Brick front. Deck off of Great room. 5000 square feet of living space. Close to everything! [Memorial Heights - $759,000]

2413 Stokes Ln

STUNNING CUSTOM ALL BRICK COLONIAL LOCATED ALMOST AT THE END OF PRIVATE COURT ON A .50 ACRE FLAT LOT, HIGH CEILINGS AND FULLY FINISH BASEMENT WITH REAR ENTRANCE, ONLY MINUTES AWAY FROM THE POTOMAC RIVER OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, BELT WAY AND FORT HUNT RD, SELLER WILL CONSIDER ANY REASONABLE OFFER, THANK YOU FOR SHOWING [Stokes Jeramiah - $1,225,000]

2716 Memorial St

Charming, expanded cape cod home. Fully fenced, Remodeled kitchen-Granite counters-SS appliances, Living room W/fireplace leads out to deck area overlooking driveway and backyard, main level bedroom can also be used as a home office, over sized laundry room. Lower level offers private entrance w/ 2 rooms that can be used for office/gym space, full bath, kitchen area. Upper level offers 3 great sized bedrooms and 2 full baths. New roof, New paint.This delightful home includes gorgeous garden spaces. Perfectly tucked between Old town, Alexandria and Mt.Vernon Estate.Minutes away from GW parkway and Belle View CC. Things to love:1.5 Mile from GW Parkway. Shopping center and Transit Rush Hr Bus Service less then 1 Block. Metro Rail 2 Miles. 3 Miles from Old Town, Alexandria. Home to be sold AS-IS. [Memorial Heights - $539,000]

7145 Mason Grove Ct #20

Large 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bathrooms 1 Car GARAGE Townhome style condo conveniently located near Transportation, Shopping, Hungtinton Metro, Old Town Alexandria and Washington DC. OPEN Floorplan with Hardwood Floors, Gourmet Kitchen, Gas Appliances, Breakfast Bar. LARGE Master SUITE w/ private Bath. Separate Shower and Soaking TUB. [Groveton Woods - $382,000]

2600 Beacon Hill Rd

This beautiful home in the heart of Fairfax County has been meticulously maintained and well loved from top to bottom. The main level features tasteful hardwood floors, elegant crown molding, a fireplace, and shimmering granite countertops in the bright and airy kitchen. The fenced-in backyard boasts a gorgeous deck and a stone patio offering ideal spaces for personal enjoyment or entertaining company. Located just moments away from major roads such as Rt. 1 and Ft. Hunt Rd. as well as essential shopping and dining, this home has everything you're looking for. [Beddoo Heights - $485,000]

7123 Mason Grove Ct #9

Gorgeous 3-level home flooded with natural light. Gourmet kitchen boasts granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Spacious master suite with walk-in closets. Washer/dryer in-unit plus attached garage. Desirable, well-kept community in fantastic location, equidistant to Ft. Belvoir and the Pentagon. [Groveton Woods - $379,000]

2707 Dawn Dr

Awesome 4BR/3.5BA 3LVL Home w/ 2 Car Garage! Main lvl w/ hrdwds & hi ceilings. Huge kit w/ 42in cabs, granite, island; opens to brkfast rm & family rm w/ FP! Walkout to Deck & expansive backyard! Master Suite w/ vaulted ceiling, 2 Walk-In Closets, soaking tub! 4BR/3BA on upper lvl. Unfin Daylight LL has rough-ins: add rec rm, br/ba suite. Super convenient location: steps to Chili's, Walgreens, Famous Dave's Barbecue, Target, Lowe's. 1 block to bus to Metro. 1.3 mile to Metro! [Beddoo Heights - $719,900]

3359 Beechcliff Dr

Spacious, 2 Car garage, 4 Level Townhome offers 3 bedrooms, two full and two half baths. You will enjoy the spacious eat-in kitchen with all black appliances, natural maple cabinets. The master bedroom includes walk-in closets, a large soaking tub in master BA and spacious shower. For your convenience, a full-size washing machine and dryer on the fourth floor. A commute anywhere will be easy since this home is just minutes away from the Huntington metro station, Ft. Belvoir and has easy access to 495/95. This beautiful townhome is also very close to shopping areas as well as the great restaurants and charming shops of Old Town. A MUST SEE. [Holly Acres - $479,900]

 

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Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will and Julie at Art Festival
At the 2009 Alexandria Art Festival

This weekend Julie and I went to Old Town with the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group to enjoy the Alexandria Art Festival. The Art Festival occurs every year around this time and features artists and craftsmen from around the area.

2009 Art Festival
2009 Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria

King Street closes to vehicular traffic and artists set-up stalls in the street. It’s an easy way to enjoy lots of art from lots of folks. The weather was very co-operative, neither too hot nor too cold.

Old Town Alexandria
2009 Old Town Alexandria

This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.

artwork
Arts Festival in Old Town Alexandria

I found that my camera was drawn to the larger pieces, but this is probably because I knew they would photograph well. There were many smaller items for sale too. However, many of us felt that this year’s festival seemed to offer more pieces that would be welcomed in a restaurant or hotel lobby than usual and a few number of the smaller pieces that look nice in a home.

harpist
Harpist

There were several musicians playing up and down the street. This harpist sang like an angel, but I have to admit that my favorite was the steel drum player.

King Street
People walking King Street during Art Festival

We walked all the way up to Washington Street before turning around and making way back to the Potomac. After some discussion the group voted to eat at the Charthouse. At the Charthouse, the ladies had a little wine and we enjoyed some relaxed conversation and then dinner. For my part, I think the food at the Charthouse is good, but not great. Even though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth it because of the pleasant views of the Potomac that are offered.

Charthouse


Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.
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GW Rec Center offers a place for all to move

The George Washington RECenter in Alexandria provides residents with plenty of ways to exercise indoors and outdoors. In addition to a fitness area with exercise bikes and two treadmills, the center has lighted tennis courts and a picnic area. Saunas, showers and fully equipped locker rooms are also available for use.

For the aquatically inclined, the center features an indoor heated 25-meter pool, complete with a poolside spa, a diving board and a beach/wading area. Swimmers will also enjoy water aerobics classes and private and public swimming lessons. Also, water exercise equipment is available for the public.

The center is located at 8426 Old Mt. Vernon Road in Alexandria. To get to the center, take exit 177A (Route 1) from the Beltway. From Route 1, take Route 235 and then bear right onto Route 623, Old Mt. Vernon Road. The entrance is on the right. For more driving directions, visit the center’s page here.

The center is closed during most federal holidays, excluding Columbus and Veterans days. For more detailed information on hours, click here or call the center at 703-780-8894.

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Serene River Towers in Autumn

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Nine-story high-rise framed by evergreens

Located at 6641 Wakefield Drive in Alexandria VA 22307, blanketed by waterways and parks over 27 acres of woods, River Towers is situated just between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Parkway.

The serene neighborhood of River Towers offers a relaxed private environment very close to Old Town Alexandria. Residents here have easy access to the Potomac River, Alexandria and Washington D.C. Many condos here have water views. Some have views of the nearby parks.

What to Find at River Towers:

front view of 31 building
Welcome to River Towers
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Fitness Center
  • Cinema
  • Game Club
  • Library
  • Mount Vernon Recreation Center
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Pool
  • Clinic
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Wildlife Viewing

What to Do at River Towers:

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Shopping

    River Towers in Autumn
    River Towers in Autumn
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Volunteering

With Fall here, River Towers’ is a picturesque nature filled neighborhood more than ever and more exciting activities to enjoy within the community.

 

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Summertime fun at Potomac waterfront in Old Town Alexandria

Summertime in Alexandria is loads of fun. Tourists descend on our fair city, but we’re glad to have them as our guests.

on the boardwalk in Alexandria
At the Torpedo Factory and Potomac in Old Town

One of the places that you have to visit when you’re in town is also a favorite spot of residents: the Alexandria waterfront. The docks behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center are always bustling with activity. Every few paces you’ll find a street musician, street magician and other entertainer. There are numerous restaurants here: most of them quite nice.

Admiral Tilp
Admiral Tilp offers river tours in Alexandria VA

If you’re looking for a little fun on the water, you might want to take a cruse on the Admiral Tilp. The Admiral Tilp is docked here at the end of King Street and Union Street. The Admiral Tilp departs on the hour, so if you miss her, she’ll be back. The Admiral Tilp offers a narrated tour under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, past National Harbor and down to Jones Point. The on-board guide provides a historical and contemporary context to what you will witness on board.


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The Many Musicians of Old Town

If you like street music, then you’ll find no better spot to wander than Old Town Alexandria. Through-out the week, especially on weekends, musicians gather in Old Town at street corners and near the waterfront to play music for tips and applause. Most are highly talented professionals, some are learning to play their instrument in front of a crowd. I enjoy them both in different ways.

Here in Old Town Alexandria, you’ll find everything from a lonely saxophone, to steel drums to an entire band. Below I’ve collected a few photos to give you a taste of Old Town’s many musicians.

bluegrass

This foursome was phenomenal singing and playing old time mountain music. It was a great throwback to the Carters because the gal in the front on the guitar was a great singer. The banjo player and bass were on point, and I love the texture that the mandolin (seated behind guitar) provided.

Glass Harp

The glass harp as played by Jamie Turner is an old town treat one simply must hear in person to appreciate.

harpist
Harpist

This miss not only strummed the harp to perfection but also sang beautifully.

waterfront musicans

At the waterfront behind the Torpedo Factory there are often a few soloists serving up music for passers-by.

banjo and guitar

I heard some fine picking and strumming from this pair.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

304 Commerce St

Just Listed! Open House Saturday 4/20 ~2-4pm and Sunday 4/21 ~1-4pm. Beautifully renovated, classic red brick townhouse in the heart of Old Town. This well appointed, pristine, 3 level, 1900 sq ft home offers a smartly updated cooks kitchen complete with quartz countertops, top of the line cabinets, all stainless appliances & 12x24 porcelain tile floor opening up to an expansive living & dining area with 12 ft ceilings, wood burning fireplace & a double set of french doors opening to a private, fenced slate patio made for entertainment. Also featuring a sunny, south facing master bedroom & attached master bath w/custom marble shower & counters. The 2nd full bath offers a relaxing soaking tub & the much desired powder room is located on the main floor. Original & beautifully maintained hardwood floors are found throughout. The generously sized, floored attic offers loads of storage. Ideally situated on a quiet cul-de-sac w/private driveway just 1 block to King St with all the fun of the unique shops & restaurants. Located in the Lyles Crouch Elementary School District & just around the corner from King St Metro, Whole Foods, Route 1, GW Parkway & 495. You will love this home! [Old Town - $850,000]

427 Earl St

Fabulous opportunity to convert this to your dream home. 3 bedrooms 1 1/2 bath finished basement. This home is in need of a total make-over. With this home being semi-detached you get a very large lot. Finished walk-out basement might provide the opportunity to add another bedroom/bath. Located mere 3 blocks from King St & Braddock St Metro [Wheat & Suters - $513,000]

820 Bashford Ln

JUST LISTED - OPEN HOUSE 4/28 2-PM** OAll of the charm of Old Town wrapped into one delightful 3BR/2.5BA, 3-level end-unit townhome! Step into a fantastic floor plan, welcomed first by a bright, inviting living space featuring a handsome brick fireplace and lovely corner built-in bookcase. Just past the living room and behind the double doors on the main level lies a guest suite with two doors opening to airy Juliet balconies, a full separate bathroom, and an additional closet space. Upstairs, the master bedroom hosts two closets and a fully-updated bathroom with valuable storage nooks. The lower level holds the true heart of the home, as the warm family room with an enviable double-sided fireplace leads into the gorgeously unique eat-in kitchen! A wall-to-wall ensemble of built-in storage, china display cabinets, and counter space is distinctive and wholly practical--all topped off with a hideaway desk! From this rarely found and tastefully updated kitchen space, walk out onto a private brick patio, perfect for grilling and hosting. Convenience abounds in the lower level, which also features a stacked front-loading laundry closet and separate half bath. All three levels of this home are packed with beautiful, colonial-inspired finishes: flattering hardwoods, an abundance of crown molding, plantation shutters, and wooden mantles over all three fireplaces - just to name a few! For the rest, you'll have to come see for yourself! Walkable to restaurants (Rustico/Buzz Bakeshop) with close proximity to Braddock Road Metro and less than a mile from the heart of Old Town Alexandria, providing unending dining, shopping, and entertainment at a moment's notice. Extremely convenient commute to National Landing (future HQ2 of Amazon), Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, & the Pentagon. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind stunner in a most-excellent location! [Virginia Village - $715,000]

507 N Patrick St

Welcome Home! This light-filled, end-of-row townhouse, right in the heart of sought-after Historic Old Town, is the one you have been waiting for! This classic townhouse combines the charm, tradition and character of Old Town Alexandria with luxurious renovations and high end finishes throughout... truly an urban oasis of style, class, and luxury. Three large bedrooms, including a double master bedroom, means plenty of room for family, home office, or guests. The inviting chef's kitchen is a natural gathering spot, and a gourmet's dream, whether for entertaining or for family dinners. Walk outside to your private, fenced patio and oversized one-car garage. Stroll to Metro, restaurants, parks, Potomac River... everything Old Town has to offer! Easy commute to DC, Airport, Pentagon, etc! [Old Town - $774,900]

115 Montgomery Pl

Welcome to this elegantly appointed townhome in the Rivergate Community. This sought after waterfront community is perfectly situated on the north end of Old Town giving you both easy access to all of the charm that Old Town has to offer along with easy access to downtown Washington. As you step inside a gracious living room and dining room await you with warm hardwood floors along with lovely moldings and architectural details. The adjoining space offers an inviting family room with a fireplace and an elegantly renovated kitchen. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. You will find an inviting deck off of the kitchen as well with Potomac River views.As you ascend the stairs to the second floor you will find a large master suite along with a second bedroom and full bath. The master bedroom offers a light filled sitting area with a fireplace along with abundant closets that are outfitted with California closets. There is also a charming juliet balcony off the of the master suite.The third floor not only features the 3rd bedroom and en suite bath but also great storage space.The lower level is unusual with a custom queen size murphy bed made by Hardwood Artisans and an additional full bath that make this room suited for both relaxing in front of a movie and as a place for guests to stay. A large 2 car garage with extra storage space is easily accessed from the lower level. [Rivergate - $1,149,000]

532 N Columbus St

~Quintessential Alexandria semidetached rowhome with classic features located in the heart of bustling Old Town. This home is gorgeous with all the charm you would expect in this historic neighborhood nestled just blocks from Trader Joe's and all that King St has to offer. Enjoy complete convenience with multiple bus lines and the Braddock Road metro just around the corner.~Come home to the stunning highlights of hardwood floors throughout displayed across the expansive living space and accentuated by the sweeping natural brightness. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertop and exposed brick accents. The upper two levels feature 3 full bedrooms and a bonus room on the upper level perfect as a guest room or office. Master Bedroom Suite looks to the back of the home and has a small closet space, has its own attached dressing room/office and includes modern bath with attractive fixtures and finishes. Look forward to spending time in your back patio oasis. This home is the pulse of Alexandria and do not miss your chance to see it! [Old Town Alexandria - $775,000]

330 S Alfred St

Just three blocks to King Street's dining and shopping district sits this stately three-story brick townhome, perfectly framed by its exquisitely landscaped front garden. The 3 bed, 2 full and 2 half bath row house is a beautiful example of the convenience and culture of living in Old Town, coupled with the space and amenities desired for today's lifestyle. Walking into the home's open and bright main level you're struck by the incredible front-to-back views made possible by the open floor plan and wall-to-wall glass sliding panel door, which offers a view of--and easy access to--the serene garden. This level of the home features an updated kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, gas range, subway tile backsplash, granite breakfast bar, and new tile floor. Just beyond the kitchen you will find the formal dining room, a comfortable space that can accommodate a large group. Stepping down from the home's dining room, you enter the main living space, a gracious and bright living room with a wall of custom built ins. Relax in front of the gas fireplace and appreciate the views of the garden framed by a Japanese maple tree. Also located on the first floor is a discreet powder room, updated with a granite-topped vanity and grass cloth wallpaper accent wall.The home's delightful brick-paved outdoor space is perfect for dining, relaxing, and entertaining. A shed provides room for additional storage, and an off-street reserved parking space is conveniently located just outside the garden gate. The second floor is home to a large master suite, complete with vaulted ceilings, a wall of closets, and a large en-suite bathroom with a jetted tub and dressing nook. A spacious second bedroom is also located on this floor, and is next to the home's second full bath. This bath is appointed with a large tile shower, built-in corner cabinet, and pedestal sink. The washer and dryer are conveniently located near the bedrooms. Ascending the staircase to the third floor, you'll find sunshine streaming in through the dormer windows illuminating the high ceilings of the home's third bedroom, a flexible space currently used as a home gym and office. Here too you'll find the door to the home's walk-in attic, providing convenient and ample storage, as well as the home's second half bathroom. The home's Old Town location is just three blocks to King Street's shopping and dining district, as well as convenient to Whole Foods, Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Starbucks & farmers' markets. The location is a commuter's dream: walking distance to King Street Metro, and easy access to I-95/495, Route 1, and the GW Parkway. [Burges Square - $924,900]


 

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About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.
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A walk on the waterfront

Fortune Teller at waterfront
Fortune Teller in Old Town

I took a walk on waterfront in Old Town Alexandria VA last night. The temperature was absolutely perfect as was the humidity. There were crowds, but it wasn’t too much. I saw folks rushing to the Nina Dandy and other boats for an evening of cruising. There were several street musicians playing King St. At the pass-thru under the Torpedo Factory, a gentleman was playing the saxophone. And down along the water a street magician was showing his stuff. The balloon men were there creating animals and entertaining the children. A fortune teller was portending the future. A parrot rescue group had a flock of parrots and similar birds which were available for photos.

But then a light misting rain started to fall and the crowds scattered. At first they hid in the Food Court and on the trolley. The musicians were the first to pack, and they packed quickly to ensure their instruments weren’t damaged. The mule drawn carriage pulled off and soon the streets were quiet. We walked around a bit, enjoying the peace and quiet. And then we were gone as well.

Street Magician
Street magic at the water front in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.
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