Saturday, August 23, 2014

Day 17

Aug. 23, 2014

We found several mermaids today:

 Maid of Brass near River Rd.
 up close of Maid of Brass
Shellina on Newport Crescent
 Shellina Newport Crescent mermaid
 Yuma Yah on abandoned Hunton YMCA building 1139 E. Charlotte St.
 Soul Session on Miller Oil building 1000 E. City Hall Ave.
 up close of Soul Session - she is in bad shape with paint peeling
 unknown mermaid (maybe Scales of Justice?) near side of Norfolk World Trade Center 101 W. Main St.
 mini mermaid on balcony of 1 Colley Ave.
 up close of mini mermaid
 Maid on Time at Larchmont Library
 Maid on Time
 Reflections of the Soul in backyard of house on N. Fairwater Dr. only visible from Hampton Blvd. bridge
up close of Reflections of the Soul

Friday, August 22, 2014

Day 16

Aug. 22, 2014

Still only a few mermaid sightings - and a lot of missing mermaids.  Spoke to a WONDERFUL lady, Sandee, at Frank Spicer Restaurant Equipment who was a wealth of information about the Norfolk Mermaids.  She helped design the mermaid "Timeless Elegance."  That mermaid was sold at auction to benefit CHKD and her whereabouts are unknown at this time other than she was to be put in a fountain somewhere.  Sandee was also very generous and gave us a laminated newspaper article from Nov. 13, 2000 detailing the "Norfolk Mermaids on Parade - Mermaid Splash for the Arts."  It talks about the original benefit auction for the Norfolk mermaids.  She also generously gave us a very beautiful Norfolk Mermaid calendar from 2004. Very cool!

Sidenote - I am now thinking Timeless Elegance might be Accidental Tourist at 1838 Ocean View Ave.  They look very similar...

Here are the ones we did find today:

 Jester on bldg of 110 E Olney
 Jester up close - she is really pretty!
 mermaid at Fred Heutte Center 1000 Botetourt Gardens - she is kind of in bad shape in spots with some peeling paint and weathering
 MHI mermaid 502 Claremount Ave.
 MHI mermaid
 mini mermaid 240 W 21st St.
 newspaper article about mermaid auction from Nov. 13, 2000
 up close of newspaper
 another up close
 3rd up close
4th up close
 cover of Mermaids on Parade 2004 calendar
 January 2004 - Broadway Nights - missing
 February 2004 - Flying Spirit - we found her in Berkley - she is now called Toga
 March 2004 - Mythical Sirena - missing
 April 2004 - A New Horizon - missing
 May 2004 - Spectrum - missing
 June 2004 - Sybil - missing
 July 2004 - Hats Off to the Navy - missing
 August 2004 - The Jewel of Norfolk - found her on top of Decker Law Office in Downtown Norfolk
 September 2004 - Seasonal Maid - has been repainted and is at Botanical Gardens
 October 2004 - Jestacular - deceased
 November 2004 - Penny - missing
 December 2004 - Reaching for the Star - missing
 inside back of calendar - Spoken Word - missing
 up close of Jan. 2004 minis - left - unknown; right - She Sells Sea Shells (supposedly in Cape Charles)
 up close of Fe. 2004 minis - left - unknown; right - Catch of the Day - missing
 up close of March 2004 minis - left - Liquid Energy on Ingleside Rd; right unknown
up close of April 2004 minis - left - unknown; right unknown
 up close of May 2004 minis - left - unknown; right unknown
 up close of June 2004 minis - left - Gem of the Sea corner Granby and Monticello; right unknown
 up close of July 2004 minis - Miss NATO at Willard Model School; right USS Wisconsin - missing
 up close of Aug. 2004 minis - left unknown; right unknown
 up close of Sept. 2004 minis - left Timeless Elegance - missing (but perhaps is now Accidental Tourist at 1838 Ocean View Ave?); right - unknown
 up close of Oct. 2004 minis - left - Flower Garden at 201 Tazewell); right - Flight - missing
 up close of Nov. 2004 minis - left - unknown; right - Miss Definitely Downtown on corner of Granby and Monticello
 up close of Dec. 2004 minis - left - unknown; right - unknown
 back cover of calendar
 up close of copyright/contacts left side
up close of information right side