My last few years of employment with the local newspaper brought me to the main office – smack dab in the middle of the Neon Arts District of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. On our lunch breaks, when the weather allowed, I would gather some adventurous friends and go see something I had not seen before.
We were very close to the Chrysler Museum, so it was an easy walk with plenty to see there, including temporary exhibits featuring Western Art to Toulouse-Lautrec to Vermeer and Van Gogh, and many more, along with the Chrysler’s own nationally renowned collection and daily glass blowing demos.
We tried lots of new restaurants and walked the streets full of lunchtime crowds and cruise ship travelers. We met a local super hero, visited an Oriental garden, walked to the waterfront and toured the many freshly painted murals. I loved being in Norfolk and seeing what it had to offer. These are just a few of the photos I took along the way.
Moral of the story… adventure is everywhere. Go outside and see what you can find.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
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I took these photos last March on a walk over a bridge near the Chrysler Museum in downtown Norfolk. I loved the bridge and the love locks that hung from it, but I never got around to posting the photos. Fast forward through summer, fall and the holidays to January’s healthy resolutions, and my last walk took me to the same bridge. Most of the locks had been removed, and the bridge seemed lonely and lost. These photos are dedicated to all the lovers, artists and dreamers who make their mark on the world, even if for a short time…