Antes de que Miami se...
Antes de que Miami se convirtiera en ciudad, Coconut Grove era una comunidad floreciente y en su renombrado hotel Bay View House se hospedaban intelectuales, artistas y escritores. Vale la pena dirigirse hacia el sur y hacer una recorrida por sus casas bajas escondidas entre palmeras y mangos, la visita puede completarse con la llegada a Cocowalk, que es un centro de compras y entretenimientos con bares y restaurantes al aire libre.
Coral Gables tiene una arquitectura mediterránea, con los hoteles mas elegantes del condado, por ejemplo el hotel Baltimore con sus patios moriscos y su torre imitación perfecta de la Giralda de Sevilla; la Venetian Pool, una pileta pública de estilo italiano con cascadas, ubicada en De Souto Boulevard y Toledo, y el selecto Coral Gables City Hall.
En dirección opuesta, es decir hacia el norte, y sobre la isla de Miami Beach, la distinguida y sofisticada Bal Harbour es otro punto que no hay que perderse. Sus playas son tranquilas, y sus centros de compras contienen las mas famosas marcas del mundo de la moda.
Las playas públicas de Key Biscayne dentro de los parques Crandon y Bill Bags Cap Florida, son amplias y mucho menos concurridas que las del South Beach, ofrecen estacionamiento y servicios, y poseen entornos naturales de gran belleza, senderos para bicicletas, canchas de tenis y golf.
Museums galore In Miami
This tip was generated in answer to something I read in another VT page. It seems that some people think there are not many museums in Miami, or of good enough quality as not ot attract visitors. Well, visiting Miami does not have to be for the weather and beaches alone. We do, even as the young city that we are, have our share of wonderful museums. Granted, they are not a Louvre, but they are enjoyable. Please follow the following URL to a web site that will provide you with information on Miami museums of a lot if not all categories. www.museumspot.com/cities/miami.htm The museums. If your interest is museums, don't leave without visitng at least one. In the picture, for sky watchers, The Miami Science Museum and Planetarium.
Since we have been traveling by boat, we don't have any luggage. However when we fly, we take two carryon sized bags each. I check one of mine - I just don't carry any more than two small bags. A wide brimmed hat. SUNSCREEN I have always traveled with at least one camera. Now I have at least two. I have one digital and one film camera. (I still do not do well in a complete downpour or where I have to take a fast picture with a digital). At this site, photographs were forbidden indoors, and I had good luck with taking pictures through the windows. Bob is in the purple shirt walking away. I'm holding the camera down at chest level.
The website has some hints for travel picture taking. Practice so that you can take pictures with your digital camera without using flash. Try taking pictures in a restaurant at home. Not only is a picture without a flash less intrusive (and more stealth like in this case where photos were forbidden), but the pictures are usually better because they are less washed out.
Monument to the Seminoles
This Monument to the Seminoles, indigenous nation that once inhabited Florida, is one of the few reminders of the original population of this region. It is an interesting pillar on a bridge along Brickell Boulevard. It’s not much to contemplate over, but it is a part of Miami history that shouldn’t be forgotten.
Dadeland should have its own zip code. One of the largest shopping malls in the country with a fine collection of stores. Plenty of covered and open parking and easy to get to. Located in the south end of the county just off US 1 to the west at Kendall Drive (SW 88th street). There are several restaurants and a food court. Burdines has been the main anchor store there for many years.