Down Town, Miami
Bicentennial Park is, undoubtedly, dedicated to the US bicentennial of 1976 (i.e. two hundred years since the Declaration of Independence). The park, today, is a place in which plenty of people simply hang out and enjoy Miami’s usually beautiful weather. When I came to the park, someone was taking pictures of a Ferrari with the park as a backdrop. There were some unsavoury characters lounging at the entrance to the park, but I don’t think it’s particularly dangerous if you don’t spend too much time there after dark.
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.
I haven't been able to find much about this church, despite the fact that it was built in 1898 and that its Spanish Revivalist architecture makes it stand out in a neighbourhood that is otherwise dominated by skyscrapers, office buildings and Latin American consulates. I rather liked the look of the building, with its Mission characteristics (despite being Presbyterian and not Catholic) and the way that the green lawns all around it made it seem more like a plantation than a downtown parish.
Miami's downtown stretches north from the Brickell Avenue financial district to one of the city's oldest African-American communities, Overtown. Since 1980 downtown development has boomed, though parts of history have been preserved.
By night the CenTrust Tower lights up the sky. The elevated high-speed Metrorail and driverless Metromover shuttle passengers across the downtown sky, linking hotels, the convention center, entertainment complexes, shopping malls, and the Port of Miami to the rest of the city, and making downtown a lively community.
Not much is going on at The Historic MIami Circle, but I understand that by next year there will be a public access pathe and a roof to protect it. Archeologist believe the circle was built by one of the first people to inhabit the Miami area. It's located at the mouth of the Miami river at the Brickell Avenue Bridge, accross from the Miami Downtown Hyatt Hotel. You can get a good look from the bridge.
we did go to the bacardi museum
there is a private collection from bacardi rum.
we went for a friend of ours.
because he collects everything from bacardi.
The Bacardi Museum is located at
2100 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami, Florida.
Open for public tours.