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Vizcaya Estate – Exploring Miami

September 20, 2019 6:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Vizcaya Estate lies at the northern end of Coconut Grove. It sits pretty on Biscayne Bay. The principal building is a Venetian-style villa. The structures dotting the estate follow architectural suit. The formal gardens are an Italian Renaissance landscaper’s dream. Construction began in 1914 and continued until the completion of... read more

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Coconut Grove – Exploring Miami

September 13, 2019 7:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Title image: View of Biscayne Bay from the fifth-floor restaurant/bar of the Mr. C hotel, Coconut Grove, looking east. In the distance is Key Biscayne. I am loving being in Miami for the academic year and teaching at Florida International University. After spending two weeks in Brickell, I decided to... read more

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Brickell – Welcome to Miami!

August 30, 2019 6:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My first week of teaching at Florida International University just ended. Now to explore my Miami neighborhood: Brickell. I chose to hang out here for a couple of weeks. You know, fancy Miami. While I find a more permanent place to live for the semester. I had expected a more... read more