Alexandria and the DC Metro Area

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Old Town Alexandria

Wow. That's what I have to say about Alexandria. My first job after college landed me here as a consultant at the US Patent Office. I don't even know if I'd ever heard of Alexandria. Now I live here.

This town has such a wonderful, genuine historic feel. 18th and 19th century buildings abound throughout Old Town. This is real charm. Plus, at the waterfront, you can see the National Mall about six miles north.

Yes, it's expensive, but that just goes with the rest of the metro area. Beyond this, it's an excellent place for food, drink, photography, and just a general feeling of well-being.

I've also added in some item(s) from Del Ray, which isn't actually in Old Town, but has a nice established feel nonetheless.

Washington, DC

DC is a place that I've been visiting for as long as I can remember. Now that I live so close, and can venture there with a camera, I can see a lot of beauty there. The impressive buildings and monuments are a big part of this, as are the extensive outdoor sculptures. Also, the surprising variety of terrain in DC should prove to be a good photo source in the future.

The Potomac

The Potomac runs through the whole area, and divides it. Just in this small region, it changes from a narrow torrent to a lazy, tidal sprawl. It makes for a lot of interesting effects on light.