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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Welcome to Miami Beach

Contrary to popular belief, the entity known as "Miami" is actually made up of a couple dozen smaller cities spread throughout the county. You have already met Coral Gables, and now you get to meet my homecity of Miami Beach. There's a couple of these welcome signs around the island (one for each of the causeways that connect us to the mainland), each with its own charm. This one is in the style of the Miami Beach of the 30's and 40's (much like my own home) when all this area was full of apartment buildings for vacationing northerners escaping colder climates.


At 9:17 AM, Blogger Brian said...

I didn't realize it was a conglomoration of different cities put together like that. More integrated in a way, though than NYC, where Brooklyn and Queens are very distinctive and apart, the island factor of Manhattan, probably...

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Daniel M. Perez said...

Yeah, more or less. It used to be that Miami city and Miami the entity were the same, but that was back in the 20's only. Miami-Dade county includes the city of Miami, but it also includes smaller cities such as Hialeah, Miami Beach, North Miami Beach, Aventura, South Miami, Coral Gables, and many others, as well as large areas of unincorporated county, though with distinct names such as Kendall or Westchester.

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Daniel, last time I was over there to my hometown Hollywood, we drove down to SoBe. I couldn't believe how Lincoln Road had become so upscale. Any chance of a before and after shot? "Miami" has changed so much over the years, it's easy to see why it is so popular...constantly reinventing itself.

At 9:22 AM, Blogger Daniel M. Perez said...

Even in the 11 years I have been in Miami, Lincoln Road has changed a lot. I'll see if I can shimmy down there during the weekend or one of these afternoons in my drive back home and snap some pics. It is a very nice, though slightly bizarre, place, but then again, that could be said about the whole Beach!


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