Spring time Mexico and Cuba Vacation


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The photos below are of the Vizcaya Castle near down town Miami.

The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, previously known as Villa Vizcaya, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida.

The early 20th century Vizcaya estate also includes: extensive Italian Renaissance gardens; native woodland landscape; and a historic village outbuildings compound. The landscape and architecture were influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style, with Baroque elements. Paul Chalfin was the design director.

 

The side of the castle facing the water

The castle swimming pool.

A fountain that was imported from Italy.

It is a Latin American custom to celebrate a girl's 15th birthday. Today there were two girls celebrating and having their photos taken at Vizcaya.

 

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