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Miami Beach

Miami Beach – Exploring Miami

November 1, 2019 6:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Florida is such a strange, compelling place for me. And I am finding Miami ever-more fascinating. In my continuing exploration of the city I went to Miami Beach, aka South Beach, this week and took in the magnificence of 7 miles of white sand. It’s difficult to capture without an... read more

Little Havana

Little Havana – Exploring Miami

October 22, 2019 6:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Little Havana ‘Pequeña Havana‘ is a neighborhood adjacent to downtown Brickell to the west. You can’t be in Miami very long without hearing about it. It also goes by the nickname  Calle Ocho ‘Eighth Street.’ On Saturday I took a 3-4-mile stroll down its length. I began at Versailles Bakery. The... read more

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

Coconut Grove

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


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