The Mermaid is the official logo of the city of Norfolk Virginia.
(Note the logo in the upper top left corner of the city's opening page website)
"We're the only one doing mermaids for art's sake," said Norfolk city spokesman Bob Batcher.
As to be expected, one cannot just put up a Norfolk's mermaid logo at will and the message below is why I didn't copy those specific photos for this webpage.
Moreover, any use of the City of Norfolk's Mermaid Logo without the specific authorization of the Department of Communications is strictly prohibited. Those entities desiring authorization to use the City of Norfolk's Mermaid Logo may obtain an application to do so by contacting the Department of Communications by telephone at (757) 664-4266.
That's cool, I enjoy Mermaids. As one travels around the city of Norfolk, one sees Mermaids outside city owned, as well as other prominent buildings.
The city of Norfolk is generally a wonderful place to live. Here are some details about the city from the city.
On that page, you will find:
Founded in 1682, Norfolk grew up on the water, and its miles of lake, river and bay front are central to many of its neighborhoods and more than 241,000 people who call these communities home. The city's popular logo -- an elegant young mermaid, which can be spotted in outdoor sites from Downtown to Ocean View -- symbolizes 300 years of maritime and naval heritage and its modern reputation as a city on the move.