March 10, 2017

2354, 2977 UNITED STATES (Florida) - Bayside Marketplace in Miami

2354 Bayside Marketplace in Miami (1)

Posted on 06.03.2016, 10.03.2017
To revitalize the downtown areas in major American cities during the 1970s and 1980s, were organized the festival marketplaces, based on European-style shopping markets. The guiding principles were a mix of local tenants instead of regional or national chain stores, design of shop stalls and common areas to energize the space, and uncomplicated architectural ornament in order to highlight the goods. One of these festival marketplaces is Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami, opened in 1987.

2977 Bayside Marketplace in Miami (2)

Located between the Bayfront Park to the south end, and the American Airlines Arena to the north, it wraps along the banks of the Biscayne Bay. Instead of being planned to revitalize a specific area as its sister properties had, Bayside complements an existing marina. This two-level, open-air festival marketplaces, which attracts fifteen million people on average annually, features more than 150 shops including unique and national retailers, as well as 12 delicious restaurants, and an international food court.

About the stamps
On the postcard 2354
The first stamp is part of a definitive series with butterflies, about which I wrote here. The second is one of the three issued in 2013 as a civil rights series commemorating courage, strength and equality in America, about which I wrote here.

On the postcard 2977
The first stamp, depicting a Navajo jewelry (2c), is part of the definitives series American Design (2002-2007), about which I wrote here.  About the second stamp, depicting the president Abraham Lincoln, I wrote here.

The last two stamps are part of the series Wonder Woman, designed by Greg Breeding, and issued on October 7, 2016. The four Forever stamps commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the most iconic Super Heroes, Wonder Woman. In the wake of Superman’s phenomenal launch in 1938, hordes of copycat Super Heroes appeared in the pages of comic books. Most were short-lived, some endured, and virtually all were male characters. Then, in 1941, came Wonder Woman. With her peaceful ways and fearlessness, Wonder Woman stood out from the pack.
• Modern Age - It's on the postcard 2977
• Bronze Age - It's on the postcard 2977
• Silver Age - It's on the postcard 2982
• Golden Age - It's on the postcard 2982

Bayside Marketplace - Wikipedia
Bayside Marketplace -

Sender 2354, 2977: Denise
2354: Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 23.01.2014
Photo: Werner J. Bertsch
2977: Sent from Greenvale (New York / United States), on 02.03.2017
Photo: Jonathan Mortenson

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