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OV Chronicles

Cathy Dixson moved to Ocean View in 1999 after purchasing her first home, a 1932 bungalow in the middle of OV. Surprisingly, her house is 12 feet ABOVE sea level.

She is a freelance photographer and has been shooting almost her entire life. She shoots editorial, corporate events, musicians and fine art. She is heavily involved in a local a non-profit arts organization - the Natchel’ Blues Network -  which promotes and preserves Blues music.

Out and About in the View

It's been a bit since I've posted to my blog.  Here's an update of what's been going on...

My 92 year old neighbor Bob keeps going like the Energizer Bunny.  We celebrated his birthday back in July.

birthday cake

Lots of stuff happening up on Chesapeake Boulevard at Fisherman's.  The old Fresh Pride has been demolished and across the street, the place where the Harbor Inn and appliance store used to be is gone as well.  This is a shot of the demo.  Not sure what the city has planned for these two empty lots.

demo

Storms continue to come over the Bay.  This was one in late summer.

Summer storm

We had a super moon in late September.

super moon

Hurricanes are always a threat to us.  Joaquin came after we had a serious nor'easter which did more damage than the hurricane.

joaquin

This is the beach at the Ocean View Park.  Luckily the Bay stayed and didn't overrun Ocean View Avenue or the park.

joaquin

You just never know what you're going to see in my neighborhood.

Special Ed

Coming back from Hampton, at the bottom of the exit ramp off of I-64, this busker was entertaining the traffic.

On a lighter note, we now have a 24-hour self-service ice machine at the OV Pier.  Very clolorful.

ice machine

And lastly - what in the world is going on at Bay Oaks Park?  I have no idea what these structures are or what purpose they serve.  The city closed off 4th Bay to create this urban sculpture complete with grass.  I heard the city has spent $3 million dollars on this project.  Anyone care to guess what this will be?

bay oaks

If you have comments or questions, please do send me an email or make a comment.  I promise I will be more timely in posting to my blog.  Halloween is this coming Saturday.  My birthday! 

 

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