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Miami - Downtown

Miami Bayside

We did not spend a very long time in Miami downtown, other than a long walk along the skyscraper filled bayside and a night in E11EVEN - maybe I'll tell you about the place where Nicki Minaj performed in NYE16 in another post.

Still it was worth a short stop, on the way from our base in South Beach to Cuba Ocho and Coral Gables - where my cousin, who shares the same taste for funny glasses & Loewe clutches lives - which we will see in the coming posts.

We parked at the Bayfront Park, which unfortunately was almost closed due to the new year celebration event preparation - where Pitbull sings every year - and walk upwards through the Bayside Marketplace, which you can skip altogether as it is 100% tourist trap. Then we continued along the road, around the walls of the American Airlines arena, home of the Miami Beats, over and out to the Museum Park, exploring the beautiful surroundings of the Pérez Art Museum, designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, which is a mixture of tropical foliage, glass and metal, somehow an architectural analogy of Miami itself.

Given I am a sucker for skyscrapers, Miami's skyline reached the top in my list. We could not take a good picture but the memory of looking at sunset from the bridge while riding a convertible seeing all these structures  drawn in black over the pastel rainbow gradation created by the humidity.

Views are like life, greener on the distance.

Miami Bayside
Miami Bayside
Miami Bayside
Miami Bayside
Miami Bayside

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