Time for the promised photos of the art and flowers along the Virginia Beach boardwalk! The boardwalk itself isn’t one — it’s a wide concrete path that follows the beach and is lined with hotels. Between the hotels are various types of artwork. I tried to walk most of the boardwalk to get a look at everything, but it was three miles and getting hot!
I could see this guy from my hotel room — he’s 34-feet tall. The artist was Paul DiPasquale, and he did some marvelous detail work all over the statue.
I found this one while walking down Atlantic Avenue, searching for lunch places that didn’t cost a fortune and have a zillion calories. This was a gorgeous mural on a restaurant:
And then I spotted this strange looking place and had to investigate ..
Yeah, I don’t get surf shop from it either.
But the one that got the most excitement from me was the Naval Aviation Monument, which was created by Michael Maiden in 2006. I saw the men in the monument first and was thinking that there weren’t any women (because there usually aren’t) and then I saw the bun.
This site has even more pictures of art in Virginia Beach: Arts Adventures. Make sure you click through the smaller pictures for more art. I wish I’d seen some of these. Of course, that’s a reason to go back.