Friday, December 11, 2009
Rick's Roadshow: Photos From Miami Beach
Many years ago, when I lived in Chicago, Miami was the place I would go in the winter months to escape the cold. Some close friends had a condo there, and they were kind enough to invite me quite regularly. I also brought my grandmother to Miami on vacation a few times and she loved South Beach as much as I did. So its a place that has lots of happy memories for me. In case you didn't know, Miami Beach is known for its fabulous Art Deco style buildings (see the first photo above left). Here are a few more photos that depict the style further:
above: don't you just love the curve of this building, and the round port-hole windows?
above: a corner on Espanola Way
above: the beginning of Lincoln Road pedestrian mall. If you look closely you'll see the vertical waterfall of glass to the left of the rectangular water pool.
above: On Lincoln Road, there are these fun water fountains with mid-century modern style designs.
above: Lincoln Road has more restaurants that you could possibly imagine. I love dining al fresco!
The View from My Hotel
above: Isn't this a killer view? I've always loved being in Miami Beach!
above: the pool at the hotel. Just beyond it, a few steps away is the beach and the Atlantic Ocean
above: the pool has these great private cabana tents...
above: the hotel has two towers. This is the one I stayed in, with a spa on the ground level. We had lunch on this grassy lawn one day.
above: The view from the beach, looking back in-land toward the hotel. The big tower on the right is the main structure of the Loew's, and the smaller one to its left is the same one in the photo above this one (with the grassy lawn).
It was great to be back in Miami Beach, I only wish I hadn't been there alone!
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