We walked over to Holly’s favorite bakery in town this morning. I wish I had a better view of clouds than in the city on these types of days, but I’m learning how to capture it. Holly is right about their pastries!
We had seen the American Master’s Amelia Earhart and the recent Hollywood movie “Amelia” in the span of a week. In 1929, Earhart was among the first aviators to promote commercial air travel through the development of a passenger airline service. I had remembered that the Virginia Aviation Museum had an 1936 Vultee V1-AD when it first opened (what a beauty). I happen to be at airport today so I swung by museum and the staff was nice enough to let me do a quik panorama. All the staff seemed to have a passion and rich knowledge of aviation and were eager to share. What a wonderful place!
This was our first close look at the bronze model of Neptune for the bigger one to be done at beach. I think it’s sad that a patron hasn’t bought this and donated to the VMFA’s for there new wing grand opening this spring. It belongs in the collection there and would add to the fan fair.
At Virginia Beach ; “Over the years, a series of measures were implemented, ranging from increased police patrols to the ‘Beach Behavior Campaign’, and increased surveillance measures, some of which were quite controversial and raised civil liberties questions. To this day, there are “No Profanity” signs all over the oceanfront area and police chaplains patrol with the officers in hopes that youth may follow police directives out of respect for the chaplains. Recently, the city installed a sound system mounted to lampposts along Atlantic Avenue which broadcasts easy listening music during the day (possibly a ploy to deter loitering and disruptive behavior).” Yet the pirate flag waves proudly everywhere, what a strange oxymoron?
We had a neighbor who recently moved that displayed his skull & bones out in front of his house. Our next door neighbor didn’t like this one bit and every time there was a neighborhood incident she would point in the direction of the flag. This was so wrong, the flag bearer’s were quite charming and I have read Blackbeard was also.
We were lucky enough to meet the sculptor of the Virginia Beach Neptune this weekend and in keeping with small shrines being photographed, I added to our Neptune Shrine. Special thanks to Dotsy for giving us the HERITAGE Bookstore copy of the grand sculpture.