Miami Daily Photo

A day by day look at Miami, Florida.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Coral Gables

Coral Gables, founded in 1925, was Miami's first fully-planned community, the brainchild of George Merrick. Merrick wanted a city with a Mediterranean flair that would also incorporate small enclaves in defining architectural styles from around the world. The city was built using coral as its defining building material, thus the name, and remains the place with the largest concentration of natural coral edifices in South Florida, making it an attraction unto itself, since coral is now banned as a building material.

The pictures this week will showcase a short jaunt into The City Beautiful, starting with the Venetian Pool, where I took this picture.

2 Comments:

At 4:22 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Lovely composition!

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger Kris said...

Lovely , yes !!

 

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