EWI Adventures in Old Town!

8 Aug

Last week, the EWI staff decided to take advantage of a beautiful summer afternoon to do some exploring around our new neighborhood in Old Town Alexandria!

After working up an appetite wandering through the boutiques on King Street, we made a pit stop at Pizzeria Paradiso, a local pizzeria with locations in Alexandria, Georgetown and near Dupont Circle.

Choosing a pizza proved to be more difficult than we anticipated! Faced with a huge variety of delicious toppings and a tantalizing list of pre-designed pizzas, such as the “Quattro Formaggi” (four different kinds of cheese, minced garlic and parsley), we certainly had a lot of decisions to make!

Our next stop was the Torpedo Factory Art Center, located right on the waterfront on Union Street.

We loved exploring the 6 different galleries open to the public and we were amazed at all of the different events and activities going on practically non-stop at the Factory! Not only can guests peruse the various galleries dedicated to photography, ceramics, etc., but the Torpedo Factory is also home to the studios of over 165 artists who invite visitors to stop by at watch them at work! And for those who prefer a more hands-on approach, classes and workshops are offered year-round by the Art League School.

Finally, our stroll brought us to the scenic Old Town Waterfront, where we paused for a moment for some photo opps!

We had a great time learning more about our neighbors in Old Town! Hopefully this will be the first adventure of many!

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