For mysterious reasons, some posters come together quickly and others … Old Town Alexandria fell into the …others … category. Why? The area is rich with history, so rich that were it not overshadowed by the American History behemoth across the river, it would deservedly be a living museum city. So the waterfront is key - it is why Alexandria is where it is - yet most people do not experience it from the water. Still, I have a sailboat poster of Alexandria with the Capitol building in the background to locate it - otherwise, it could be anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic. The wonderful urban fabric, the cobblestone streets, the gas lamps on the often cattywampus very old houses that line the streets, jets roaring overhead as they take off from National Airport a few miles away - that is Old Town. Yet my highly graphic style makes such a thing hard to capture - thus, this fictionalized townhouse/serene streetlife poster. As very often with my posters, there is a little story playing out - in this case a protective cat in the upper floor window eyes the dog on his sidewalk below.