Holiday Album: Places

Miami Botanic Gardens: stunning Shona sculptures, which one could touch

Miami Botanic Gardens: stunning Shona sculptures, which one could touch

weird sculpture in Miami Botanic Gardens - had a ridiculous sign saying "Don't Touch". How could one resist?

weird sculpture in Miami Botanic Gardens – had a ridiculous sign saying “Don’t Touch”. How could one resist?

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Miami Botanic Gardens: beautiful Chihuly glass sculpture that mirrors the fish in the pond

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more Chihuly glass, so beautifully organic

I loved this quail family (Chapunga sculpture exhibition in Miami Botanic Gardens)

I loved this quail family (Chapunga sculpture exhibition in Miami Botanic Gardens)

 

 

 

 

 

Miami Skyline from Biscayne Bay

Miami Skyline from Biscayne Bay

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This farm stall, on the way to the Everglades National Park, has a really good story and even better fresh fruit milkshakes. It even made me consider giving commercial smallholding another chance.

Robert Is Here Fruit Stand was established by Robert in the late fall of 1959.  At that time, six-year-old Robert was set on this very corner with some of his father’s cucumber crop and told to “Sell ‘em!” Robert sat all day that Saturday and no one even stopped. That evening, Robert’s father decided that “there can’t be that many people who don’t like cucumbers; they must not see this little boy standing here on the corner.”

The next day, Robert’s father placed a sign on each side of the table proclaiming in big red letters “Robert Is Here.” By noon Robert had sold all of the cucumbers and walked home. The following weekend, a neighboring farmer added tomatoes to Robert’s display and a fruit stand was born. Robert was out here on the corner every day during Christmas break with his little sister, Rose, helping him. When school started again in January of 1960, Robert’s mother made arrangements for the bus to pick him up and drop him off at the fruit stand. Robert and his mother would set up each morning and leave a coffee can on the table. Customers paid by leaving the money in the can using the honor system. The bus would drop Robert off after school and he would work his stand until it got dark and his mother took him home for his bath and supper. By the time Robert was nine years old, he had hired a neighbor lady to work for him while he was in school. Robert bought his first ten-acres of property when he was fourteen. He planted an avocado grove on it and rented out the house.

Harbour Island

Harbour Island

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Sunset at Rainbow Bay

Sunset at Rainbow Bay

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pink

And on to New York

Central Park

Central Park

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New York City at night

New York City at night

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Bleeker Street records

Bleeker Street records

I loved this picture in the lobby of our NY hotel

I loved this picture in the lobby of our NY hotel

Monet at MoMA

Monet at MoMA – always my inspiration

Andy Warhol at MoMA

Andy Warhol at MoMA

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One way, up or down?

5th Avenue

5th Avenue

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view of the street from MoMA

view of the street from MoMA

our hotel on the left, looking towards Times Square

our hotel on the left, looking towards Times Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Holiday Album: Places

  1. Louise says:

    Fabulous!!!! would still love to see the pic of Starry Night though 🙂

  2. Chris Ammann says:

    Wonderful photos, Cathy. You must have had an incredible time.

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