The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use (and the only state house ever to have served as the nation's capitol). This place was the first stop on our history tour over the weekend and I was in awe. We stood in the room where George Washington came before Congress to resign his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army...THAT was pretty damn cool.
I am not exaggerating when I say every street in Old Town Alexandria looked as quaint and charming as this one, especially being that all of the homes were tastefully decorated for Halloween. I have always loved the brownstone style...I think it was the early days of Carrie Bradshaw's stoop that started it for me so needless to say, I could "house hunted" all day long.
And actually, we kind of did. I was geeking out over all the colored doors and they reminded me of Dublin, one of my favorite places. I have always wanted a red door so multiple times during the day, my husband would turn around and I would be across the street just snapping other people's front stoops. Sorry, I could't help it!
Switching gears to architecture, Philly's City Hall is one of the most grand, impressive buildings I've seen. It's located in Dilworth Park (another one of Penn's parks) and remains the largest municipal building in the United States. Can we live here, please?
One of my favorite parts about visiting new cities is seeking out different breakfast stops and coffee spots. My husband knows this so when he found Talula's Daily, I was in Heaven, especially since we started our day with the best banana scones I have ever tasted. SUCH a cute find!