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A Smash Up Of Old & New, Miami Beach Style

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 As a native of Miami, watching the Koi goldfish swimming in the pond made out of  coquina rock felt nostalgic for me. Growing up in Miami, I was used to seeing many of the walls and old architecture made out of coquina rock and it is a good representation of Miami’s texture. The goldfish pop the Miami color scheme, it’s so prevalent as I walk down the boardwalk in historic  Miami beach.

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I was startled by this little creature, or what I thought was one…

 

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Giggling behind me was his creator, an artist inspired by palm fronds. I smiled and told him he had a great job and he agreed!

 

 

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Glimpses of brightly colored architecture peep through the lush foliage along my boardwalk stroll.

 

 

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It is not unusual to see an old hotel being demolished, but “new Miami” seems to respect keeping a lot of the “old Miami” architectural features and finishes authentic, which I notice as I walk through many of the rebuilt hotels along the strip.

 

 

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This is very well represented by the new Edition Hotel, previously the Seville, by keeping some of the old architecture and even the Seville signage is still seen from Collins Ave. The Edition bringing in the new contemporary architecture.

 

 

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The Edition hotel paid homage to the old architecture by maintaining a part of the facade of the old structure that faces the east pool. I feel it is so important to maintain some of the old character that Miami is known for.

 

 

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The Miami vibe was heavily represented in this lifeguard station, and the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean was perfect!

 

 

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The kid in me wanted to run over and play in the sand circle!

 

 

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The Atlantic ocean meeting Miami’s beach is the most beautiful hue of crystal clear greenish-blue.

 

 

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Lee and I just had to jump in and for a selfie!

 

 

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