Thursday, March 25, 2010

Walking Around Old Town - Part 2

They always say "God is in the details" and definitely when it comes to architecture it is true. The following images are from architectural details from different buildings around Old Town Alexandria.

Gryphon details on on balustrade and scroll detail in entrance doorway

Decorative work on riser of stairs and classical decoration at entrance of a house
Decorative iron work around door frame and window boxes with spring blooms

Don't forget... details are what make us unique!

36 comments:

  1. I completely agree! Such lovely details here - I think that the risers are my favorite detail of all. Who could ever tire of such a beautiful design? Thanks for sharing!

    Hope your week is lovely...

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  2. Beautiful photos, I've been enjoying your posts, it looks like you've been having a wonderful time!

    xo

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  3. It's so satisfying to specifically look for and find the decorative details.

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  4. beautiful* love your attention to the unique details rather than the entire facade - couldn;t agree more!

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog today! Like you, I love walking & discovering neighborhoods on a beautiful day & looking at all the details like doors, doorknobs, knockers, flower beds and the like ;)

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  6. the risers on the stairs there are just stunning- a total work of art!

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  7. Beautiful details!

    xxx

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  8. Gorgeous- I love special details...the flowers are finally blooming too, yay!

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  9. I love the details found in architecture! I was just in Old Town yesterday, but breezing through on my way to an appointment. I took some pictures of the architecture from the car while my husband was driving! Wonderful photos!

    Kat :)

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  10. Such gorgeous photos! I haven't been to Old Town Alexandria in years, you're making me want to head over NOW! Love the iron work around the door frame and those darling window boxes! YAY for Spring!!

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  11. Thanks for the tour. Beautiful photos.
    Mimi

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  12. You truly captured the spirit and light of Old Town Alexandria on a fine spring day. Love the glimpse of blue and white porcelain through the window!

    Carol

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  13. these shots are amazing! and the details are many times much more interesting than the whole -- as it can be hard to "take it all in" when seeing a big old building!

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  14. That's my girl! More fabulous photos!!

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  15. Wow, I'm loving that staircase. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  16. I love those artichoke/pineapple shaped ornaments. You would think I would know what they are called since I have at least 3 at my house!

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  17. le sigh.

    so gorgeous. i love the architectural details and brick is my favorite.

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  18. These are just beautiful pics! The photography on your blog is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the nicey you left on my blog, and my apologies for my late response :)

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  19. oh my goodness this pictures are gorgeous!
    wow i love them all!!

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  20. lovelovelove those black shutters with the rounded window and yellow flowers. -sigh- can i live there?

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  21. Such beautiful details. Its nice to stop and notice these features. Just lovely! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Love this post and the one before. You are right - charm IS in the details!

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  23. i am loving the iron work around the door... so striking!

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  24. Great shots. When I was living in Sydney our apartment had french doors and wrought-iron balconies. So beautiful.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    http://www.carolineginthecity.blogspot.com

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  25. These are fantastic! My favorite thing about Boston is walking around looking for details just like these :)

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  26. These are great! I love taking pictures of doors and windows too while I'm visiting new places. I'm trying to get my collection together to post, but there's a lot to go through and so much time involved......

    Thanks for sharing your lovely pics!

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  27. I literally did the same walk the other day around london with my history of london class, we admired all the old architecture! Loved this post! Happy weekend!

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  28. These are beautiful images and amazing details. What a cute town!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments!

    ~jamilyn

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  29. Gorgeous pictures! I love Alexandria, and old architecture! I live for those details!

    Great blog, and thanks for checking out mine!

    www.chasingbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm all for details;) Love the photo's!

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  31. These details are beautiful. I've not been to Alexandria but hope to one day! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  32. Old town Alexandria is beautiful! Love those architectual details :) I want those window shutters! and an iron staircase like that too :)

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