One hundred years ago there were only mangrove trees in this area. This causeway, connecting Miami to Miami Beach over Biscayne Bay, is a tribute to Julia Tuttle, the “Mother of Miami”, the only woman who has founded a major city in the United States. (Shot on handheld camera, on a kayak)
The Coral Gables City Hall is a historic site in Coral Gables, Florida. It is located at 405 Biltmore Way. On July 24, 1974, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The city hall was built in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style. It was completed in 1928. Phineas Paist and Harold Steward were the architects; Denman Fink was the artistic advisor. It is three stories tall, built of local limestone, has a stuccoed exterior, tile roof, central 3-stage clock tower, and a Corinthian colonnade. It was major element in the plan of George E. Merrick, founder of Coral Gables, to create a Spanish-Mediterranean city.
Another image from my visit to Miami, this one taken from the Port Road Bridge while I was waiting for the sun to go down. I was waiting to capture “Miami Nights” and turned toward the Heat Arena and noticed the sun piercing through two tall building creating the “Manhattanhenge” * effect. Not to be confused with the actual Miami Circle archaeological site known as the “American Stonehenge” located a short distance away!
* – After a little more research I believe I can coin the term “Miamihenge” to describe this effect. It probably will not get as much attention as the NYC version but hey it’s in Miami!!