Fairfax County Through the Lomography Looking Glass

American Flag hanging from Great Falls National Park visitor center, in Fairfax County, Virginia. Sharing a special moment at Great Falls National Park Overlook #3. Soaking up the history at Great Falls National Park at Overlook #2.  The Korean Bell Garden is a hidden treasure unique to Fairfax County, VA and the only one of its kind in existence. A variety of wood carvings create a friendly ambiance throughout Meadowlark's Korean Bell Garden. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a great place for people of all ages to connect with nature. In May 2011 Meadowlark unveiled a public Korean Bell Garden, complete with a traditionally handcrafted Korean bell. The Workhouse Arts Center invites visitors to interact with artists in their working studios. Once a workhouse for Washington, DC’s non-violent criminals, is now a beacon of artistic freedom.
American Flag hanging from Great Falls National Park visitor center, in Fairfax County, Virginia.
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Great Falls National Park

At Great Falls National Park, located in Fairfax County, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nation's Capital.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Beauty, conservation, education and discovery flourish throughout the year at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, a 95-acre complex of large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. In May 2011 Meadowlark unveiled a public Korean Bell Garden, complete with a traditionally handcrafted Korean bell. The bell itself symbolizes peace and harmony and  is the centerpiece of the only public authentic Korean Bell Garden in the entire Western hemisphere, and the only one of its kind in the world incorporating both Korean + Virginia culture in its decoration and plantings.

The Workhouse Arts Center

Set on 55 acres of land in the historic D.C. Workhouse and Reformatory, the Workhouse Arts Center provides a home for more than 150 of the regions finest professional and emerging artists as well as cooperative studios, performance and theatre venues, dedicated gallery space, and event facilities.




Last Updated: 1/23/2012 9:11 AM