Travelogy – Miami

February 15, 2009
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then number 99  is going to be my longest post yet.

Me and the missus decided to beat the retreat to that tropical heaven called Miami. Our anniversary week was spent in Florida in a bid to escape the New York chill. As luck would have it, New York got warm during that week, and Florida kinda cold. Life is so full of little mercies.

Here’s an account of our Miami trip, starting with an aerial shot of Miami from the airplane. Note the waters in hues of blue and green, the skyscrapers of downtown Miami, and the little islands southwards.

Spoiler alert: Miami is awesome. You may turn the color of the water after viewing these pictures.

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The clear blue waters of the Atlantic ocean. The water was so clear you could see your feet underwater. Never saw that on our own Juhu Beach!

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We didn’t waste much time getting to the beach. It was too cold to get in the water so the time was (well) spent taking these amazing pictures.

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The streets of Miami – narrow and crowded. Parking is a pain, and sorta expensive. Our hotel charged $35 for one night for parking the car.

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That’s a lifeguards station. You may have seen some of these on that famous TV show..what was its name ;)

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A lot of cruises operate from Miami, owing to its proximity to the Caribbean. This was a Royal Caribbean ship, all festive and huge.

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Back to the beach on a sunnier day, and we finally got to hit the ocean.

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Nighttime was spent on a cruise around the city’s coast. This shot at the marina, where all the millionaires park their yachts.

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Yachts such as these. Readers may want to compliment me for the awesome photography skills displayed in this and the other pictures.

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What can i say? Cranes take my breath away! (Long sigh…)

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Fisher island is apparently one of the most elusive addresses in the US.  It is only accessible by ferry or helicopter – there’s no road access to the island.

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Picture perfect shot of some random buildings.

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This yacht is worth over $50 million.

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Back at the marina with an attempt to capture the lights reflecting in the water.

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Florida travelogy continues next with an account of our Disney World trip.

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13 Responses to “ Travelogy – Miami ”

  1. Poonam on February 15, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Your pictures are certainly beautiful. And you successfully managed to remind us of Baywatch ;)

  2. som ebody on February 15, 2009 at 3:42 am

    a.d.:

    “as luck would have it, New York got warm during that week, and Florida kinda cold. Life is so full of little mercies.”

    i read that second sentence as ‘life is so full of little mercuries’ – i kid you not! ;-)

    poonam:

    i looked through his photos. not one babe is pictured. it really is baywatch (not the one with the capital b).

    a.d.:

    did you even go to south beach? or are those photos censored?

    “Florida travelogy continues next with an account of our Disney World trip.”

    hey!!! you never mentioned you guys were coming this side (or did you?)!

    – s.b.

  3. gauri on February 15, 2009 at 3:45 am

    Beautiful shots! And yes, cranes do take my breath away! Can’t get enough of those construction sites and harbor views!! :)

    You seem to have had a lovely time! Nice :)

    -g

  4. Reema on February 15, 2009 at 5:14 am

    The series is Baywatch..I m sure u remember it :P

    Nice pics!!

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  6. Solilo on February 16, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Absolutely breathtaking pictures. Belated anniversary wishes to you and your wife.

  7. Nikhil on February 16, 2009 at 3:30 am

    I had a chance to go to Miami but couldn’t… Had to settle for times square… Brilliant pics! :)

  8. amreekandesi on February 16, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    @Poonam – Thanks! Baywatch sure…just without the famous life guards!

    @somebody – Little mercuries all over the place would make it such a futuristic world. Ah..i wish!
    Good catch there…this was baywatch, not babewatch ;)

    Lack of life on the beach in the pics attributed to the cold weather, and my marital status!

    And seriously..i am sure i told some body i was traveling to Florida. Must have been somebody else ;)

    (Wow..i am on fire today!)

    @Gauri – Thanks. Arent cranes awesome? ;) There’s one parked outside my apartment. It is about 12 stories high, and i am so in love.

    I’d get one if only i could get some space to keep it!

    @Reema – Thanks ;)

    @Solilo – Thanks! and Thanks!

    @Nikhil – Between Times Square and South Beach, i would have gone in for the latter ;) Glad you liked the pics!

  9. Vikas Gupta on February 17, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Great pics!

  10. shail on February 24, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Awesome pictures. Sigh! (That’s looking forward to the time when I will be able to visit my son!) :)

  11. amreekandesi on February 25, 2009 at 2:13 am

    @Shail – Thanks. Amen to your visiting your son soon :)

  12. Infinity at Brickell on January 7, 2011 at 12:37 am

    You should think about living down here. Our lofts in Miami are awesome. We would love to set you up.

  13. womanistan on April 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Stunning pictures! Miami reminds of Burn Notice

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