Midtown Miami

20 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  7 minutes

Midtown Miami skyline © Marc Averette/cc-by-sa-1.0

Midtown Miami skyline © Marc Averette/cc-by-sa-1.0

Midtown Miami is the collective term for the Wynwood and Edgewater neighborhoods of Miami, Florida. It is located north of Downtown and south of the Miami Design District and is roughly bound by North 20th Street to the south, I-195 to the north, I-95 to the west, and Biscayne Bay to the east.   read more…

Ultra Music Festival in Miami

5 April 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  6 minutes

Panorama of Bayfront Park © Robert Giordano/cc-by-sa-3.0

Panorama of Bayfront Park © Robert Giordano/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place annually in March in Miami, Florida. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes.   read more…

Miracle Mile in Coral Gables

11 June 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida, Shopping Reading Time:  3 minutes

Miracle Theater © flickr.com - Rob Olivera/cc-by-2.0

Miracle Theater © flickr.com – Rob Olivera/cc-by-2.0

Miracle Mile is a 0.503-mile-long (0.810 km) section of Coral Way between LeJeune Road (SW 42nd Avenue) and Douglas Road (SW 37th Avenue) in Coral Gables, Florida. It is the main east-west road through the city’s downtown central business district, consisting of many shops, financial institutions, restaurants and arts institution. The LeJeune Road end of Miracle Mile is anchored by the Coral Gables City Hall.   read more…

Pérez Art Museum in Miami

9 January 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  8 minutes

© flickr.com - Dan Lundberg/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – Dan Lundberg/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)—officially known as the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County—is a contemporary art museum that relocated in 2013 to the Museum Park in Downtown Miami, Florida. Founded in 1984 as the Center for the Fine Arts, it became known as the Miami Art Museum from 1996 until it was renamed in 2013 upon the opening of its new building designed by Herzog & de Meuron at 1103 Biscayne Boulevard. PAMM, along with the $275 million Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and a city park which are being built in the area with completion in 2017, is part of the 20-acre Museum Park (formerly Bicentennial Park). In 2014, the museum’s permanent collection contained over 1,800 works, particularly 20th- and 21st-century art from the Americas, Western Europe and Africa. In 2016, the museum’s collection contained nearly 2,000 works.   read more…

Miami Modern architecture (MiMo)

14 December 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Architecture, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  7 minutes

Bacardi Building in Edgewater © Averette/cc-by-3.0

Bacardi Building in Edgewater © Averette/cc-by-3.0

Miami Modernist architecture, or MiMo, is a regional style of architecture that developed in South Florida during the post-war period. The style was internationally recognized as a regionalist response to the International Style. It can be seen in most of the larger Miami and Miami Beach resorts built after the Great Depression. Because MiMo styling was not just a response to international architectural movements but also to client demands, themes of glamour, fun, and material excess were added to otherwise stark, minimalist, and efficient styles of the era. The style can be most observed today in Middle and Upper Miami Beach along Collins Avenue, as well as along the Biscayne Boulevard corridor starting from around Midtown, through the Design District and into the Upper Eastside.   read more…

Miami Tower

28 May 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  5 minutes

lit as American flag for Independence Day, President's Day & Veterans Day © Averette

lit as American flag for Independence Day, President’s Day & Veterans Day © Averette

The Miami Tower is a 47-story, landmark office skyscraper in Miami, Florida, United States. It is located in central Downtown. It is currently the 16th tallest building in Miami and Florida. On April 18, 2012, the AIA‘s Florida Chapter placed it on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places as the Bank of America Tower.   read more…

Jungle Island in Miami

28 December 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  10 minutes

Jungle Island © panoramio.com - qwesy qwesy/cc-by-3.0

Jungle Island © panoramio.com – qwesy qwesy/cc-by-3.0

Jungle Island, formerly Parrot Jungle, is a relaunched eco-adventure park on Watson Island, Miami, Florida, United States. The park is re-opened following a series of major renovations after the park incurred damage from Hurricane Irma. The park features new pop-up waterslides, an outdoor wind tunnel flight experience, zip lines, escape rooms, a Nerf battle stadium and other attractions. Originally named Parrot Jungle, it was moved from its original suburban location in Pinecrest to its present location just east of downtown Miami and after the site was purchased for Pinecrest Gardens in 2002. It was renamed as Parrot Jungle Island. In 2007, the park was again renamed to Jungle Island. Parrot Jungle was a zoological park south of Miami on 20 acres (8.1 ha) of property at Killian Drive and South Red Road.   read more…

Venetian Islands in Florida

15 October 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida Reading Time:  6 minutes

Westernmost Venetian Islands © Averette/cc-by-3.0

Westernmost Venetian Islands © Averette/cc-by-3.0

The Venetian Islands are a chain of artificial islands in Biscayne Bay in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. The islands are, from west to east: Biscayne Island (Miami), San Marco Island (Miami), San Marino Island (Miami Beach), Di Lido Island (Miami Beach), Rivo Alto Island (Miami Beach), and Belle Isle (Miami Beach). Flagler Monument Island remains an uninhabited picnic island, originally built in 1920 as a memorial to railroad pioneer Henry Flagler. The islands are connected by bridges from the Miami mainland to Miami Beach.   read more…

Wynwood Art District in Miami

4 October 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Miami / South Florida, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  6 minutes

© flickr.com - Dan Lundberg/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – Dan Lundberg/cc-by-sa-2.0

The Wynwood Art District is a district of the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, Florida. It is home to over 70 galleries, museums and collections and is known for its street art. It is roughly bounded by North 36th Street (US 27) (north), North 20th Street (south), I-95 (west) and Northeast First Avenue (east). It is one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world.   read more…

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