Arcade – Day 71

Monticello Arcade Norfolk Virginia. Designed by Neff & Thompson in the Beaux Arts Classical style, the Monticello Arcade was built in 1907 and is one of only two shopping arcades in Virginia. It features elaborate terra cotta decorative elements, and, at the time it was built, the center skylight was one of the country’s largest.… Continue reading Arcade – Day 71

Day 26 – Happy Birthday American Caesar

Today marks the 136th birthday of General Douglas MacArthur. On my way to and from work I walk by the memorial bearing his name. Like most heroes and great leaders, he was a complex person. William Manchester’s biography entitled American Caesar suggests that “MacArthur was an analogue of Julius Caesar, a proposition he supports by… Continue reading Day 26 – Happy Birthday American Caesar