Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Wagner Homestead. Miami, FL

A slice of Miami history still standing.

photos by S.E.A.

http://www.historicpreservationmiami.com/pdfs/Wagner%20House.PDF

Monday, November 26, 2012
Hialeah Park. Hialeah, FL
photo by S.E.A.

Hialeah Park. Hialeah, FL

photo by S.E.A.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Hialeah Park. Hialeah, FL

Old and seemingly abandoned, Hialeah Park gave me a ghostly feel of it’s glory days. It was interesting to walk through it’s empty corridors, sit in it’s empty grand stand, walk into the empty bar…….

photos by S.E.A.

"The Hialeah Park Race Track is one of the oldest existing recreational facilities in southern Florida. Originally opened in 1921 by the famous aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss and his partner James Bright. The facility was severely damaged by a 1926 hurricane and in 1930 was sold to the wealthy Philadelphia horseman Joseph E. Widener. With renowned Kentucky horseman Col. Edward R. Bradley as an investor, Widener hired architect Lester W. Geisler to design a complete new grandstand and Renaissance Revivalclubhouse facilities along with landscaped gardens of native flora and fauna and a lake in the infield that Widener stocked with flamingos. Hailed as one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world, Hialeah Park officially opened on January 14, 1932. An Australian totalisator for accepting parimutuel betting was the first in America to be installed. The park became so famous for its flamingo flocks that it has been officially designated a sanctuary for the American Flamingo by the Audubon Society.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hialeah_Park_Race_Track

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
self portrait. South Miami, FL
Skating the South Miami parking garage was quite interesting. I did not I realized how dangerous it would be. My poor five year old nephew has the wounds to show for it, luckily, he did not even cry.
photo by S.E.A.

self portrait. South Miami, FL

Skating the South Miami parking garage was quite interesting. I did not I realized how dangerous it would be. My poor five year old nephew has the wounds to show for it, luckily, he did not even cry.

photo by S.E.A.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Wynwood. Miami, FL

Here are some tools of the trait in an art gallery inside of the Wynwood Walls complex. The artist was cleaning up and he allowed me to look around at the color bursts that enthralled me.

photos by S.E.A.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Curtiss Mansion. Miami Springs, FL

photos by S.E.A.

"As the only existing structure directly connected to aviation pioneer and promoter, flying ace, prolific inventor, developer, “Father of Naval Aviation” and Distinguished Flying Cross recipient Glenn Hammond Curtiss, the Curtiss Mansion at 500 Deer Run was not only home to Curtiss and his family from its construction in 1925 to his death in 1930, but also the setting for a prodigious body of work and number of accomplishments and activities that the great man undertook while in residence."

http://www.miamisprings-fl.gov/community/glenn-h-curtiss-mansion-and-gardens

Sunday, September 16, 2012
Wynwood. Miami, FL
Never know what you are going to stumble across in Wynwood: giants, dwarfs, hybrids. Must always be on the look out so as not to miss one. LOL
photo by S.E.A.

Wynwood. Miami, FL

Never know what you are going to stumble across in Wynwood: giants, dwarfs, hybrids. Must always be on the look out so as not to miss one. LOL

photo by S.E.A.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Miami’s Vice City Rollers

I went today to check out Miami’s Vice City Rollers while they practiced at Suniland Park. This is a local flat track roller derby team (no worries, I had no clue about roller derby until today either). It was really neat to see them sweat, scream, fall, hustle and laugh. Hope to see them compete in their coming season.

photos by S.E.A.

http://www.facebook.com/miamirollerderby

http://www.sunilandhockey.org

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Chocolat Factory in Palma de Mallorca. Palma de Mallorca, Spain 
I loved this little chocolate shop I found in Palma de Mallorca. It made for the best gifts to bring home.
photo by S.E.A.
http://www.chocolatfactory.com

Chocolat Factory in Palma de Mallorca. Palma de Mallorca, Spain 

I loved this little chocolate shop I found in Palma de Mallorca. It made for the best gifts to bring home.

photo by S.E.A.

http://www.chocolatfactory.com

Friday, September 7, 2012

Seminole Dolls

These dolls made by the Seminole Tribe of Florida represent the traditional attire worn by the tribal woman. They are made from palmetto fiber stuffed with cotton, then clothed and adorned with beaded jewelry. 

photos by S.E.A.

http://www.semtribe.com