Washington DC 2012: Alexandria, VA
After concluding our tour to Arlington National Cemetery we traveled further south on the MetroRail to Alexandria, VA, where we took the free trolley all the way down King Street to the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We then walked all the way back up King street to the train, visiting various stops on the way.
Starting on the top left hand side is a picture of the historical marker at Christ Church. the church that George Washington and his family attended. Beneath that plaque is a picture of the pulpit and the square pew box that belonged to the Washington family. To the right of this picture is a piece of stone that my son accidentally broke off the wall in a frozen yogurt store that we stopped in for a refresher – it was super hot that day!
Running across both pages is a map of downtown Alexandria, focusing on the sites and attractions around King Street. We stopped at Cosi for lunch, and you can see a napkin from that experience on the page. Underneath the napkin are two small metal filings that came from one of the artist studios at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. We spent over and hour at this center – my mother and I looking at all of the galleries and studios, my father resting on a bench, and my son watching artists at work. For those that love the arts this is an amazing space. On the right hand side I affixed the guide to the Art Center to the outside of the plastic protector sheet so that the viewer could open it to read it.
- Hometown Tourist, Ch 3: Torpedo Factory (stampsonmypassport.wordpress.com)
- Day 4 – DC to Gettysburg – Alexandria, VA (travelpod.com)
- 2003 Summer Vacation Planner: Alexandria, Virginia (motortrend.com)