Shadow Shot: Miami Beach at Dusk

I’m participating in another Shadow Shot Sunday. This time, I’m showing the walk I took down Ocean Drive in Miami Beach, Florida. Ocean Drive is part of the South Beach neighborhood. It all sounds very complicated. All you need to know it that this area is hot, gorgeous, and features a lot of amazing art deco hotels and other buildings. The structures are in original condition and boast an array of pastel colors.

This hotel is a great example of art deco style, with its geometric shapes, sharp lines, and streamlined curves.


This large building is illuminated with lights. The palms add softness and remind me that I was, in fact, in the tropics.

big hotel

This building had a subtle light show. The color of the facade slowly changed from green to blue to purple to red to orange.

green lights

blue lights

I loved the corner detailing on these two buildings and the beautiful palms that adorned its entry.


two homes

People kept photographing this home and I finally learned what all the fuss was about. It’s a hotel now but was once the residence of fashion designer Gianni Versace. (Sadly, he was gunned down on the steps of his home in 1997.) This is one of the most photographed homes in America.

House of Versace

As soon as the sun disappeared, beautiful, wealthy people flooded Ocean Drive. They arrived in Lamborginis and Bentleys and were ready for a night on the town. That was my cue to head home. It’s a great place but it’s hard to keep up.

Don’t forget to check out all the other blogs posts about Shadowy Shots.


Filed under Architecture, Fashion, Photography

11 responses to “Shadow Shot: Miami Beach at Dusk

  1. Beautiful colors and architecture.

    Regards and best wishes

  2. Love the different colored lights along with the shadows cast.

    My Sunday Shadows Link: MISTY MORNING

    I do hope to see you stop by for a visit if you can find time. Have a great Sunday.

  3. catherine

    wonderful shots – I loved visiting all the art deco when I visited Miami…

  4. Kelly

    I love the architecture and all the beautiful colors! I love the angles you shot these at, too. Very nice!

  5. What a great experience it must be to see such a light show with palm trees waving in the breezes! These photos highlight the beautiful light colours softened by the shadows of the night!

  6. Love Love Love South Beach and Miami–I’m originally from Tampa–but the Architecture in Miami is so distinctive! GREAT COLOR CAPTURE!!!



  7. I agree: great color capture!
    Regards and best wishes!

  8. Everything is lovely!

    Thanks for joining SS2!

    Brass Kettle Shadow.

    Have a blessed Sunday!
    Rose, SS2 Team

  9. Ah, the nighttime is coming alive with intriguing shadows and magical lighting!


  10. Cool shots!

    First time I visited this area was when many of the art deco buildings served as nursing homes … it was rather dreary back then. Now it’s a totally different scene. Am so glad they preserved/rehabilitated many of the fine structures.

  11. Beautiful photos. Thanks you for share with us. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

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