Miami has many enchanting places but nothing brings out the romance in me like standing by the venetian causeway at dusk, it simply transports me to another world. If you haven’t passed by here I absolutely recommend it during the twilight hours.
Summer sunsets in Miami can be magical too, California has nothing on us! Well maybe not, but still if you cant afford to travel at least you can spend an afternoon biking around downtown and you can be mesmerized by the sun rays turning Miami into a golden city of wonder! It’s not having what you want, is wanting what you got!
Miami can also be cold and charming in the 2 weeks of winter we experience here, specially because everyone seems to be in a good mood, maybe is due to the fact that we can show off our winter clothe which we all buy too much of considering how short our winter is here. Never the less we Floridians prefer the summer for obvious reasons: the beach
Ok so our city might not be known for its historic architecture glory but its still there and everyone should check it out along with the museums and historical sites. Get to know your “neck of the woods” you might discover things you never knew! Be a tourist in your backyard!
Brickell Key is enchanting, taking a walk, gazing at the bay and spotting a dolphin here and there are just part of the magic. Seriously people if you get a chance stop by this mini city of wonder.
Ok, so I know most people don’t usually like to see photos that are depressing or gruesome in a way, but as a photographer I must try to capture images that are powerful and capable of stirring our human emotions.(to a certain extend off course) I think what makes photography so powerful is the message it can convey in a single photograph. This weekend I took a trip to the “Holocaust Memorial” located in Miami Beach and what I experienced while taking some of these shots was nothing less than heart-breaking. Most of the Sculptures are life size which makes you connect to them immediately, as I walked down the long hallways which were embedded with millions of names of those victims from the holocaust, I started to transport myself to that time and became one of them. The sounds of children angelically singing in the background enhance your emotions as you walk further in reaching the circular dome where the main sculpture is located. As I got near to the center of the dome I felt as if I myself was walking towards a gas chamber and grabbing my camera became a bit difficult at times. The expression on the faces of these statues are so frightening that you leave these place haunted by the memories of those poor souls. I truly experience something supernatural this weekend and I have the utmost respect for the artist who build this memorial because he truly did captured the essence of this horrific era for humanity. This said, I hope no one ever forgets , so that it never happens again.
It is quite quiet here in midtown Miami tonight… for a Saturday night that is, usually when I sit in my soft and comfortable papasan chair nicely located in the 27th floor of Midtown 2 I’m accompanied by the never resting soundtrack of the city traffic, people yelling and walking down by the streets, horns calling residents to come out and join the party, etc. I ask myself could it have anything to do with this terrible economy? I myself hardly go out anymore on Saturday nights – I have exchanged going to the movies for netflix and itunes which conveniently provide me with everything I need… this is sad but true! Biscayne blvd. is absolutely empty not even the homeless are out in the corners. Is funny I always hate the noise of the city when im out here online and I try to block it out of my head so I can concentrate and tonight that is so quiet I kinda miss the freaking noise because I cant seem to think of anything else but the fact that is so quiet! Time for bed I think…Peace