Monday, February 29, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: Arriving in Miami Beach

Got to Miami Beach yesterday, before flying away on Tuesday.

The late afternoon was cool and the beach was becoming deserted, but the clouds were terrific.

 I liked this plaque on the wall of the Cadet Hotel.

The Lincoln Street Mall is people watching par excellence, 
along with cafes, shops, galleries and crafts.

One store was decorated with row upon row of vintage sewing machines.  
The brown bag in the foreground was the only item I saw that was not black or white.

People watching resumed after dinner.  The Miami Beach Community Church is in 
a Spanish-influenced style.  It is one of the older buildings on Lincoln Street Mall.

The New World Symphony Hall is a Frank Gehry 2011 collaboration with Yasuhisa Toyota, who 
designed the acoustics.  It is more box-like and less free-wheeling than many Gehry structures; 
I liked it.  I might have liked the landscaping even more.

I will be away again until mid-March.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Captain Clark Gable! Well who knew :) Happy travels Jack, with lots of people watching!

Luis Gomez said...

Love this set of images Jack.

Sharon Anck said...

I bet that place with the sewing machines is an All Saints clothing store. I saw one in Chicago. Safe travels!

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't have known that about Gable!

bill said...

I love that first photo with the bird doing a fly by. Have a good time in FL.

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day, Jack, as always!! I hope you have a great trip!! You and your great captures will be missed!! Enjoy!!

joo said...

Great series, Jack! The first photo is my favourite.

RedPat said...

Have a safe journey, Jack! Looking forward to some great pics.

Dianne said...

Great to see glimpses from your other world Jack - it certainly looks a busy and vibrant area and of course lots of cafe's and people-watching is a great way to while away an afternoon.
Happy Holidays

Bob Crowe said...

I've enjoyed visiting Miami Beach and this is a nice survey. However, I fear that it won't be above the waves very much longer.

Andy said...

Inspiring collection of photos Jack. I like the mirror selfie in the B&W clothing store. It reminds of the days when you used to stand behind a fence to cover your face. ;))