Party, Alexandria-style

For all you locals who don’t want to fight the incoming crowds for the fireworks displays across the region today, take heart. Alexandria’s found another excuse to throw some more explosives into the air next weekend.

It’s their 259th birthday.

(photo originally uploaded by The Library of Congress)

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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