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19 January 2012

A Walk About Town is a weekly feature hosted here at Coffee and a Book Chick. You do not need to have a book blog to join; any blogger can participate. Write about a spot in your town, or in a city you've visited, include the button for A Walk About Town, and add your link in the Linky below so that we can all visit your post. You don't need to include a picture to participate. I will post on Thursdays, but you can post any day of that week. Just make sure to add your link to the most recent week's post here at Coffee and a Book Chick, and if you're on Twitter,use the hashtag #AWalkAboutTown.
One of the things I love about Virginia Beach, and the Hampton Roads area, is the strong connection to the military. Norfolk has the largest naval base in the world, and many of the personnel, service members, and staff supporting the base and other bases around it, live directly in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, etc.

Right on the oceanfront, in the same area as last week's visit to The Norwegian Lady, is the Naval Aviation Monument. Dedicated on May 6, 2006, this monument  of incredible bronze sculptures by artist Michael Maiden, recognizes not only the Navy, but the Coast Guard and Marine Corps aviation history from the 1900s through today. It was an exceptionally clear and bright day, so since a lot of the beautiful bronze sculptures were difficult to see, I thought a nice sepia filter made it look a little more vintage in the first shot. I love how this is situated right on the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean is visible in the background.


This is what it all means, at the end of the day, right?


Is there a spot in town you'd like to highlight? Link your post below and visit your co-participants.

11 comments:

  1. That's new since I've been to the Tidewater area, but how fitting!

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    1. It is fitting for this area, and looks beautiful right in front of the boardwalk and ocean.

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  2. Oh, these sculptures are just perfect! I love them both. Natalie, you keep posting all this stuff that makes me think that I need to visit and see it for myself! It's so nice to live vicariously through you!

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    1. Aren't they pretty? I regret that I couldn't photograph them the way I normally would have, however the second picture is my favorite. I hope you do come visit! I'd happily give you a tour.

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    1. I do wish the other photos came out better, but I love the second photo the best. The blue of the sky is gorgeous.

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  4. Wonderful pictures -- I've never made it to Norfolk although as an Air Force brat, I tend to stick with AFBs. ;) But I've heard Virginia Beach is fabulous!

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    1. :) Do swing on by to Virginia Beach, there is plenty to do and see!

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  5. My son just enlisted in the Navy, so he may be seeing, first-hand, some of the great places you've been highlighting in Virginia Beach!

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  6. I've never been to Virginia Beach. Sounds like I need to add it to my list for the future!

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  7. I love bronzes!

    I finally got my link added...it's been a crazy week. But I have a post scheduled for next Thursday, too. I love, love, love this feature!

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