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Awed by U.S. Navy & steady hum of Norfolk’s beating heart

Date Posted: 2021-04-19
Source: Cape Gazette

I awoke this morning, the sun's first light transforming the monochromatic colors of night into the full-spectrum colors of day.

Wednesday. The harbor of downtown Norfolk studded with all kinds of U.S. Navy vessels – some museum pieces, some in Himalayan-scale dry docks for repairs, bottom painting, restoration and rejuvenation, still others lying in wait for next assignments.

Mixed in the whole scene: downtown Norfolk’s vibrant and attractive riverfront. The city’s tourism-entertainment complex gleaming amidst its iconic military-industrial complex.

Heavy metal.

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