Saturday, February 11, 2017
Out and About in South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
If there is one thing that distinguishes this area from New England, it would be the exterior colors used on structures (and of course, the palm trees and warm climate).
In the "SOFI" area of town (south of fifth street), there are many older two or three-story dwellings where the regular folks call home. Some of the streets are beautifully tree-lined like the one above. This former Canadian enjoys the climate and cruising about on his trusty Vespa motor scooter. If I lived here, I'd have one too - but it would be fire-engine red!
A very cool, artsy sliding gate protects this private parking lot. If one has to have a gate, I like fancy ones instead of the prison bars variety.
From Miami Beach, a view of Highway A1A stretches across Biscayne Bay leading to downtown Miami in the distance.
Out and about, midday, lunch, Miami Beach, Ocean Drive, loud music, alive, vibrant, multi-cultural, warm, sunny, beautiful, friendly, fancy cars, more loud music, tight clothes, few clothes, WARM in winter! I take great pleasure in al fresco dining on the sidewalk and watching the adjacent stream of humanity flow by - people watching here is hard to beat.
Palm fronds glowing brightly in the warm sunshine. This whole area of SOFI has it all and is a very pleasant walking neighborhood, too.
Reflections in a modern sculpture.
This tropical resort-looking hotel pool area (The Hilton Bentley) enjoys an ideal location - the beach is just beyond the tree line. A great place for lunch and a quiet sit - which is just what we did. I could get used to this. Blizzard - what blizzard?