Archive for January, 2011

Little details in Old Town Alexandria

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Keeping your eyes open can result in seeing the world afresh. It can allow you to see the subtle colors and textures present in the places you live or visits. In Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, if you look at the ground, you can see a series of paving that evolved over time: from stone to brick.

It’s especially interesting the way one claims ownership of a townhouse with color demarcation not across a joint line or material change but, rather, a paint line.

Alexandria is older than the U.S. It has many treasures in texture and color and shade and shadow. Take a walk around the old town and look at the details. You’ll find a great variety of forms and materials, some of which are next to one another.