Monday, November 23, 2009

Blue Monday: Old Town Blues

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The Old Town section of Alexandria VA is always a treat in the fall. Along with the colorful autumn leaves, a lot of the houses and buildings are colorful, too. And some of them are blue! The first photo here is the Carlyle House, one of the older houses in the area. It was completed in 1753 by British merchant John Carlyle for his bride Sarah Fairfax. It's historic because British General Braddock made the house his headquarters in 1755. But it's making its appearance here because of its very nice slate blue doorway. I think all the other shots probably speak for themselves in the realm of blueness! (Click on photos to enlarge.)


  1. Such a beautiful area and lovely homes! I bet home tours are (or would be)popular there.

    Happy Blue Monday and Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. The historic section of Alexandria is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the mini-tour.

  3. I'm always amazed that painters can get that nice, straight line between the two colors. I know that I could not! Interesting blue post, Joy. Happy Blue Monday and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. What a lovely place. Thank you for the brief tour. Have a great Blue Monday and a terrific Thanksgiving holiday.

  5. What a beautiful blue Monday post. Thank you for viasiting and happy Monday

  6. Joy, this truly is a treat. Those are wonderful buildings. Very historic and super neat architecture. Love the shots of the leaves on the ground.

    Happy Blue Monday!


    Sheila :-)

  7. Beautiful Joy.. I like seeing the 'older' areas in some of our older towns and cities. The houses here look a little like some we saw in Charleston.

    Thanks for the tour.

  8. I would justlove to see Alexandria.

  9. What beautiful old buildings! I would love to visit there someday.


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