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A Tour of the South Beach Lifeguard Stands

South Beach is a two mile area at the southern tip of Miami Beach. It is known for its historic Art Deco buildings, cafes, boutique hotels, night scene and wide sandy beaches. Ocean Drive is the center of South Beach and runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean.

Dotting the beach are the iconic Miami Beach lifeguard stands with their bright colors adding a vivid contrast to the ocean. The unique design of the towers, some would say Art Deco, have resulted in them becoming a tourist attraction for visitors to South Florida.

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew caused severe damage to the South Florida area, including destroying the existing lifeguard towers.  During the recovery, an architect named William Lane offered his services and created a series of towers which are designed to look and feel as if they have been  on the beach forever.

Video Compilation

Jetty at South Pointe and 100 Jetty

1st Street to 5th Street

6th Street to 10th Street

12th Street to 26th Street

Everglades Holiday Park

One day over the Christmas holidays, I spent a late afternoon shooting at Everglades Holiday Park. It is located at the gateway to the Florida Everglades off US 27. The park offers airboat rides into the wetlands providing visitors the  opportunity to see alligators, fish and birds in their natural habitat. They caution visitors to avoid the water's edge because of the gators and snakes. 

The Animal Planet show, Gator Boys, is filmed at the park. Someone from the show is at the park every day to perform live gator shows. 

On this day, I didn't see any gators, but it isn't unusual to see them up on the shoreline resting, almost like they are sunbathing.  I have seen tourists go up to a gator thinking it wasn't real only to realize as they go close, it is in fact was alive.  

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Copenhagen, Denmark

I was fortunate to spend three days in Copenhagen when the weather was unusually warm. It was like Miami without the humidity. The weather was perfect for traveling the city by bicycle. Copenhagen is very bicycle friendly so moving around was very easy. 

The days were long with the sun rising at 4:30 and not setting until 10 at night, providing lots of time for exploring the city and capturing images. 

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