A side view of Vizcaya in South Miami. The gardens were beautiful. While the house was old and interesting, the gardens were more impressive. (Plus, you could not take pictures inside the house.) Vizcaya was built by James Deering between 1914 and 1916. It was his winter home until his heirs donated it to Dade county.
Outside the back door, there was a concrete ship which looked like it was a place to hang out and party. There must have been a bridge leading to it at some point.
Around the concrete ship, you can barely see downtown Miami off in the distance.
Standing outside in the back of the house, I closed my eyes and thought of what it would have been like to live here back then. What, no tv or laptop? Forget it. It was so beautiful and peaceful standing there staring up at the sky. The day we visited was absolutely gorgeous.
One section of the gardens was an orchid garden. So many pretty flowers.
Orchids are so hard to grow. They had them growing outside, mostly in the shade.
If you are ever in south Miami, it’s a great way to spend a few hours.
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Fantastic images to see..
Your thumbnail image got me to come since it is so spectacular!
Beautiful photos throughout your blog too!
So beautiful photos for SWF,Dina!I wish I could be there too.Maybe one day!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!
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Beautiful post. Those flowers are wonderful. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
Fabulous photos, Dina. And I still have to catch up on so many of your wildlife shots. I love them.
Oh my that house is huge and the flowers it’s beautiful!
What a beautiful place! The orchids are lovely.
I’m getting drunk on all that colour! And your thumbnail/blue sky shot is a stunner!
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wonderful pics! the sun shot is marvelous 🙂