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A schooner at Norfolk's Waterside recalls the city's long history as a seaport.
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ISN'T IT STRANGE
A couple of weekends ago
Where the Chrysler hadn't fazed me some three decades ago, it had the opposite effect this time, leaving me and a friend frustrated when we had to depart for another obligation in the city.
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I knew that founder Walter P. Chrysler Jr. had been an ardent lifelong collector, but until I laid eyes on the rooms (that's plural) of magnificent works by the most celebrated French and American Impressionists, I had seriously underrated his efforts.
Chrysler, by the way, was not owner/founder of the automaker of the same name, but was his son.
My friend CG had been drawn to the special showing of the museum's Tiffany glass. This has never been something I found especially exciting, but the docents
There was something
All too early we had to leave the Chrysler, vowing not to wait so long for a next time. This is not a place to go with a couple of spare hours on the schedule. Plan on the best part of a day there.
A tip for those who visit: Don't overlook the obvious while appreciating the artworks. The architecture housing them, with its courtyards, graceful arches and sculptures, is simply and quietly beautiful.
From the Chrysler, we drove a few blocks south
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