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Miami Beach is great opportunity for daytime and night time (low-light photography). Traffic is an issue and when Ginger and I visited Miami 2 years ago (2020), we felt like we crawled through the beach front. (I exited the car as Ginger looped several blocks for 1/2 hour, giving me to catch a number of photos). On another trip with Eddie, we visited a 1400 Spanish Monastery brought to America brick by brick. A must see visit.
- Downtown Beach Blvd - cars, street cafes, dining and of course the 35 miles of beach
- On the beach capture the colorful Life Guard stations
- Night (low-light) panorama for the Miami skyline
- The Spanish Monastery - St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church
- Lighthouse on the beach of Key Biscayne
Wiki ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami
Miami Beach History
Visit Miami ... www.visitflorida.com/places-to-go/southeast/miami/
Ancient Spanish Monastery ... www.spanishmonastery.com/
Key Biscayne - check out our photos ... Here
Walk inside the gate to these beautiful green grounds, filled with gardens, walkways and statues, and the monastery doesn’t seem out of place at all; it’s in splendid harmony with its surroundings. Here, the 21st century seems a million miles away.
Everything about the Ancient Spanish Monastery says “medieval.” Lanterns on the garden paths. Statues and fountains. Stained glass. Carved ceilings, columns and arches. Sacramental stone tables. A bell tower. Colorful coats of arms adorning the cloisters. Heavy wood strongboxes. The air of spirituality seeps from every crack in the stone and from every little alcove.
So, how did this piece of medieval Spain get to Miami?
Construction on the Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux began in Sacramenia, in the province of Segovia, in 1133. It took 11 years to build and was occupied by monks for the next 700 years. In the midst of social upheaval in the 1830s, the cloisters of the church -- covered passageways of arched-stone -- were sold and converted into a stable." Source: Visit Florida