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Old May 27th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #21
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Hello again!

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West Palm Beach waterfront by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Lady M yacht by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Harvey Building by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Paragliding by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Ferrari Palm Beach by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Classic cars mural by raptoralex, on Flickr

CityPlace is a shopping district downtown.

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CityPlace by raptoralex, on Flickr

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CityPlace by raptoralex, on Flickr

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CityPlace buildings by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Hotel Evernia by raptoralex, on Flickr

I LOVE the crazy cars these people have. It's absurd how much some of these cost. Most of them are likely owned by the people who live on the island of Palm Beach, not West Palm Beach. Like this Rolls-Royce. It's a $400,000 car. No one on the mainland owns something like that.

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Jaguar 4-0 S-Type hood ornament by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera Coupe by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Ferrari F430 by raptoralex, on Flickr

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The Whitney condos by raptoralex, on Flickr

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The Whitney condos by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Abandoned jai alai facility by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Old May 27th, 2013, 10:27 PM   #22
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oh wonderful West Palm..my summer place since 1998...thank God I'll be back in couple months..tks very much for the pics!

PS how is Clematis St. doing? ..a little better, I hope..
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Old July 26th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #23
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The closed windows and doors are probably seasonal homes. Since it's summer, the wealthy people with winter homes here move back to the North and Northeast. They board up their windows while they're away because it's hurricane season. There are a lot of condos like this along the water.

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Yacht club only by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Tree-lined street by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Flags by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Old September 30th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #24
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How about some of the mega wealth on Palm Beach?

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The next three are on Worth Avenue, a street loaded with high-end shops.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Gucci Palm Beach by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Neiman Marcus Palm Beach by raptoralex, on Flickr

I plan on going back to Worth Avenue when the weather's a bit clearer and getting more shots of all the stores.

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Oceanside condos by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Storm behind Palm Beach by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Old October 1st, 2013, 12:57 AM   #25
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I visited West Palm Beach back in March of '07. Very lovely city. Much quieter than I anticipated it to be. Nonetheless, very clean and stunningly attractive Florida city.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #26
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I went to the Flagler Museum on Founder's Day in June and finally got around to uploading them. Henry Flagler was the ultra-wealthy founder of Palm Beach and is credited with making Florida a tourist destination. He founded Standard Oil and the Florida East Coast Railway.

This is the absurd home he lived in.

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The ceilings are elaborate. They were pretty fun to photograph. How interesting to have a different ceiling in every room.

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There are something like a million guest rooms. I lost count.

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Master bedroom

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Master bathroom

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West Palm Beach condos and yacht by raptoralex, on Flickr
And here's a yacht in front of a high-rise condo in West Palm Beach. This is taken from the museum grounds.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:02 PM   #27
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More shots from around the area.

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Yachts by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Won Buy Land yacht by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Downtown West Palm beach by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Trump Plaza by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Trianon condos by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Rapallo condos by raptoralex, on Flickr

I also took some pictures of Palm Beach from West Palm. It's difficult to get decent pictures on the island because everything has 10-foot hedges surrounding it.
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This is the Mar-a-Lago Club, an exclusive club for the multimillionaires there. Donald Trump owns it. He has a home at the club, and I think he's got a home on the North End, which is where all the gigantic estates are.

These mansions are on the Intracoastal Waterway (not the ocean). None of them sells for less than $3 million. That's just an estimate. They probably go for no less than $8 million.
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Everglades Island mansion by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Everglades Island mansion under construction by raptoralex, on Flickr

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Beach walker and a ship by raptoralex, on Flickr

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West Palm Beach zoom burst by raptoralex, on Flickr
Here's a picture to make West Palm's downtown look interesting.
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Old December 6th, 2013, 09:57 PM   #28
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Great, very nice updates
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Old December 7th, 2013, 08:05 AM   #29
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I am visiting Florida in 10 days and I will definitely go to Palm Beach (Worth Avenue) and West Palm Beach (not sure where)
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Old December 8th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #30
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Wonderful pictures!
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Old December 14th, 2013, 06:11 AM   #31
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quite a nice place to spend a holiday.
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Old December 23rd, 2013, 09:15 PM   #32
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Palm Beach

I took a tour boat that passed by some mansions that front the Intracoastal Waterway. They're not the most elaborate mansions on the island, but they are impressive and ridiculous.

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This is a modern-style mansion. There are several architectural styles on the island. The rich people who first moved there brought the styles of their hometowns with them, so there are homes in the style of Nantucket, the Mediterranean, Cape Cod and the Florida Keys, to name a few. Addison Mizner is a big name there.

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Palm Beach has very strict rules on fences. The tour guide told us they can only be 3 or 4 feet tall, which doesn't do much for privacy or security. But they don't have as strict rules on hedges. These privacy hedges are about 40 feet tall.

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This is a smaller, less elaborate mansion.

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Henry Kravis' mansion by raptoralex, on Flickr
Kravis is a big supporter of the arts in the area. There's a big building in West Palm Beach named after him, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. He has a hedge maze in this yard.

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Another giant hedge.

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This person either had a party the day before or was setting up for a party. Remember, this is someone's backyard. It's not a wedding venue or a park.

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Vera Wang's mansion by raptoralex, on Flickr
Vera Wang designs wedding dresses. There's a greenish-blue mushroom sculpture on the right in the yard. Our tour guide told us that means she's in town.

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Bernard Madoff's former mansion by raptoralex, on Flickr
The world's worst Ponzi schemer used to live here.

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Steve Jobs' yacht Venus by raptoralex, on Flickr
This is the Apple Inc. co-founder's yacht. He never got to see its completion.

Thus ends my tour of this side of the island where all the terrible rich people live. I'm going to try to go through the town and get more shots, but it's way more difficult in the town itself because every home is covered with those tall hedges from the street.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 10:14 AM   #33
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The Modernist Mansion is designed by Richard Meier. I have heard rumors of it existing but was never able to find it. Do you know where exactly its located?
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I would love to be in WPB right now

I've got a mean case of the winter blues.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #35
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The Modernist Mansion is designed by Richard Meier. I have heard rumors of it existing but was never able to find it. Do you know where exactly its located?
It's on the north end (north of the Flagler Memorial Bridge) and on the Intracoastal Waterway side. Here it is in satellite view.
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Old January 17th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #36
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This is certainly the most I've ever seen of West Palm Beach. Good job.

The continuous low hedge seems to be common with waterfront mansions too. Maybe the distance of unbroken hedge is a big thing there.
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