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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #81
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great shoots..
really nice buildings..

and poverty we have all over the world..
so that is considered normal.. i guess so...
cause whatever place is good, everybody wants to be there...
ny has really poor part, los angeles, chicago, washington, tokio, sao paulo...
there is no perfect place
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #82
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great shoots..
really nice buildings..

and poverty we have all over the world..
so that is considered normal.. i guess so...

cause whatever place is good, everybody wants to be there...
ny has really poor part, los angeles, chicago, washington, tokio, sao paulo...
there is no perfect place
I think that is the reason a lot of people like this thread better than others because it is more realistic and shows a variety of pics. This first pic below is actually a baptism going on in Biscayne Bay on the other side the Rickenbacker Causeway while I'm waiting my turn on the ultralight.
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The mouth of the Miami River from another angle
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:01 AM   #83
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #84
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Great shots more please...
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #85
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Great shots more please...
This was taken from the 79th Street Causeway and is very near where I live in Miami within walking distance.

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I was on my way home from shooting Sunny Isles Beach when I remembered this vantage point and made a hard right. It was well worth the dollar toll. The Broad Causeway connects the city of North Miami with the two smaller cities of Surfside and Bal Harbour, those other two cities that occupy the barrier island upon which Miami Beach sits. Very few people, even locals, know you can see the Miami skyline from here.

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Sunny Isles Beach in Miami-Dade County has Florida's second largest skyline
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #86
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Miami does have a impressive number of skyscrapers, but the average quality of the skyline is very low. These residential buildings look a loot like some monstrosities in Dubai. And the city doesn't look like a real city, more like some collection of buildings near a village in the coast.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:24 PM   #87
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Those buildings look so ghostly because for the most part they are unoccupied. The great majority of apartments in them are vacant. Can you imagine? Row after row of residential towers and most of them empty. Creepy, man, creepy!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #88
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[QUOTE=salaverryo;28712754]Those buildings look so ghostly because for the most part they are unoccupied. The great majority of apartments in them are vacant. Can you imagine? Row after row of residential towers and most of them empty. Creepy, man, creepy!
The photos are awesome, though.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:51 PM   #89
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Miami does have a impressive number of skyscrapers, but the average quality of the skyline is very low. These residential buildings look a loot like some monstrosities in Dubai. And the city doesn't look like a real city, more like some collection of buildings near a village in the coast.
Miami skyline is not low, instead is very nice.
Maybe yes, those buildings looks like Dubai ones, but still Miami is unique, awesome
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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #90
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Those buildings look so ghostly because for the most part they are unoccupied. The great majority of apartments in them are vacant. Can you imagine? Row after row of residential towers and most of them empty. Creepy, man, creepy!
Most of these buildings are so new, they really haven't had much time to fill up. They were just completed. The city is still very much in the process of becoming whatever it is going to become.

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The photos are awesome, though.
Thanks! Just started doing this last summer.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #91
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Gotta love that every single coastal town in Florida, no matter the size has a bar called the "Rusty Pelican". St. Wrinklesburg, my hometown has one too. They aren't even a chain, just the same bar name. Same food too.
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Gotta love that every single coastal town in Florida, no matter the size has a bar called the "Rusty Pelican". St. Wrinklesburg, my hometown has one too. They aren't even a chain, just the same bar name. Same food too.
The last two photos above and the very first one with the waverunner underscoring the skyline at the very beginning of the thread were all taken from the deck of the Rusty Pelican. One of the photos further down on the first page was actually taken from a table at the Rusty Pelican. That is my aunt's head you see in the photo. She is the family matriarch. I'll post it again below to keep you from going back there.

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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:49 AM   #93
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Miami does have a impressive number of skyscrapers, but the average quality of the skyline is very low. These residential buildings look a loot like some monstrosities in Dubai. And the city doesn't look like a real city, more like some collection of buildings near a village in the coast.
If you are referring to those buildings immediately above your post, they are in the city of Sunny Isles Beach. Miami-Dade County has the distinction of having three separate cities that have skylines noteworthy enough to be listed in the World Almanac. Those cities are Miami, Miami Beach, and Sunny Isles Beach which now has the second largest skyline in Florida. I wish we could count all those buildings as part of Miami's tally, but they are all counted as separate skylines.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 01:21 AM   #94
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Of course Miami looks like a real city. Imagine what people thought of Manhattan in the 1920's when the buildings were new.

I am disturbed how Florida puts strip malls at the base of its skyscrapers. This photo shows everything that is wrong with most Florida zoning. You would never see this in Manhattan, London, Paris or Amsterdam.
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The urban planners are absolutely inefficient. Florida architecture for the most part is some of the brutalist and uninspired architecture around. Aside from Midcentury Modern, Modern Streamline, Art Deco, Spanish Revival, Victorians and Craftsman Bungalows... Florida can be offensive to the eye with regards to its built environment along retail corridors especially. With all the rapid growth there is no light rail or any alternative to car or boat dependency than what little exists. I think Florida should be double taxed for all of its urban planning mistakes and its mass consumption of fossil fuels.

Florida designs around the auto and not people (except for South Beach and parts of Miami and in other major downtowns throughout Florida).

I live in Fort Lauderdale and I think driving down Andrews Avenue is one of the most depressing soul crushing experiences if you are a city lover.

By the way behind that wall of skyscrapers lies one of the most magnificent beaches in America. Haulover Beach is a nudist's paradise.

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Brickell Village

I think South Miami Avenue through Brickell Village is a step in the right direction if we could just expand on this. Of course Metrorail needs to be expanded like yesterday. I only go to Fort Lauderdale for dates. I never have liked Fort Lauderdale much because it's way too suburban for me. I would only move there if I got "married" to somebody who lives there.

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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:41 AM   #99
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Wow the skyline has changed very much in the last years! It's beautiful.
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