Unseen Old Town

May’s Unseen Old Town

(Photos and caption by “Governor” Burke)

Alexandria, VA – April’s Unseen Old Town featured a photo of the wonderful sculpture installation called Promenade Classique on the North waterfront. Installed in 1987 at the Trans Potomac Plaza by the prominent French artists, Anne and Charles Poirier. This little gem is tucked away along the path that meanders along the waterfront. It features broken marble neo-classical architectural elements, which include, among others a miniature version of the Washington Monument, an all seeing eye and a fountain expelling a spray of water from a pair of large marble lips. If you haven’t been down to Trans Potomac Plaza in a while, you should include it in your next walk or bike ride along the river.

Have you noticed this around town? Where is it? What do you know about it?

To see more quirky photos and close-up angles of secret and not-so-secret spots in Old Town, Alexandria, and jump in with guesses, and comments, follow the discussion, and submit your own photos for consideration, join the Unseen Old Town Facebook group!

As for the photo above, we will reveal what it is and where it is in our next issue, along with a new one for you to ponder.

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