Monday, September 17, 2007


We moved to the Southern Towers the other weekend.
It's a large, dynamic community made up of five
high-rise apartment buildings, featuring amenities
like two swimming pools, a gym, beauty parlor and mini-grocery
(nearest thing I've seen to a sari-sari store over here).
Moving meant leaving Arlington to try out historical Alexandria,
with its famed Old Town and large mansions
(some a drawback from the colonial and Civil War era).
The aroma of different kinds of food from the apartments is a sign of the community's rich cultural diversity.
Our balcony on the 12th floor offers a panorama of the "new" Alexandria,
as well as the cacophony of progress along the I-395 freeway below.

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