|3013 Miami Beach: Top left - Mango's Tropical Cafe; Center left - Deco Drive; |
Bottom left - Ocean Drive at Twilight; Top right - Swaying Palms;
Bottom right - World famous beach.
Posted on 18.11.2015, 04.04.2017, 07.04.2017
|3010 Miami Beach - Ocean Drive|
To accommodate them, several grand hotels were built. The Miami Beach peninsula became an island in 1925 when Haulover Cut was opened. The great 1926 Miami hurricane put an end to this prosperous era, but in the 1930s the resort still attracted tourists, and investors constructed the mostly small-scale, stucco hotels and rooming houses. After Fidel Castro's rise to power in 1959, a wave of Cuban refugees entered South Florida. The three neighborhoods of the city are South Beach, Mid Beach, and North Beach. South Beach (nicknamed SoBe) was the first section of the resort to be developed, and is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and hotels.
The famous Ocean Drive, the easternmost street in South Beach, running in a north-south direction, is responsible for the city aesthetic. Art Deco Historic District (bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Lenox Court, 6th Street and Dade Boulevard) is considered the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. The movement to preserve its architectural heritage was led by Barbara Capitman, who now has a street in the District named in her honor.
About the stamps
On the postcard 2045
The first stamp is the one issued in 2013 for celebrating Kwanzaa, about which I wrote here. About the second stamp, featuring a portrait of George Washington, I wrote here. The last stamp is part of the series Modern Art in America: 1913-1931, about which I wrote here.
On the postcard 3010
About the first stamp, depicting the president Abraham Lincoln, I wrote here.
The second and the third stamp are part of the series Colorful Celebrations, designed by Atzin Gaytan & Sally Andersen-Bruce, and issued on June 3, 2016. The stamps feature designs based on a Mexican art form known as papel picado, Spanish for pierced paper. While the designs suggest cut paper, they actually were created digitally.
• blue 1 - It's on the postcard 3010
• blue 2 - It's on the postcard 3013
• orange 1 - It's on the postcard 3010
• orange 2 - It's on the postcard 3013
• purple 1
• purple 2
• purple 3
• fuchsia 1
• fuchsia 2
• fuchsia 3
The last stamp, depicting a Navajo jewelry (2c), is part of the definitives series American Design (2002-2007), about which I wrote here.
On the postcard 3013
About the first stamp, depicting the president Abraham Lincoln, I wrote here. The second and the third stamp are part of the series Colorful Celebrations, about which I wrote above. The last stamp, depicting a Navajo jewelry (2c), is part of the definitives series American Design (2002-2007), about which I wrote here.
Miami Beach, Florida - Wikipedia
Sender 2045, 3010, 3013: Denise
2045: Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 25.03.2014
3010: Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 02.03.2017
Photo: Jonathan Mortenson
3013: Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 02.03.2017
Photo:W. Flager, J. Gordash,