Friday, June 12, 2009

A Study in Contrasts: Miami, Florida

Key Biscayne, where we spent one night (see previous blog), is a short distance and a world away from downtown Miami. The tip of Key Biscayne is a state park, covered in mangroves and palms, open areas and nature. Never out of site, however, is the urban uproar of downtown Miami, as you can see in the picture above. Even just outside the park it is heavily developed with high rises and shopping areas. Another contrast is seen in the architecture, as seen in the pictures below. On the left is a mansion on Key Biscayne, and on the right is a decidedly more rustic structure in Stiltsville, a collection of houses built right in Biscayne Bay, in close proximity to Key Biscayne.

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