The Cape Florida Light is a lighthouse on Cape Florida at the south end of Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It was built in 1825 and operated, with interruptions, until 1878, when it was replaced by the Fowey Rocks lighthouse. The lighthouse was put back into use in 1978. The lighthouse marked a reef four miles (6 km) (6 km or 7 km)off-shore, and still marks the Florida Channel, the deepest natural channel into Biscayne Bay. The construction contract called for a 65-foot-tall (20 m) tower with walls of solid brick, five feet thick at the bottom tapering to two feet thick at the top. It was later found that the contractor had scrimped on materials and built hollow walls. The first keeper of the lighthouse was Captain John Dubose, who served for more than ten years. In 1835 a major hurricane struck the island, damaging the lighthouse and the keeper's house, and putting the island under three feet of water
An Aviation Extravaganza featuring 40 magnificent Hot Air Balloons, an Air Show and family festival. Balloons will fly twice a day in beautiful ascensions at sunrise and in the evening. Competition tasks for the Texas State Championship including world and national champions flying their balloons in challenging competition take place at sunrise. Truly a sight to behold! The Lite the Nite balloon glow at sunset on Saturday evening fills the area with balloons on static display to light the sky with a spectacular glow of color! Saturday afternoon experience the exciting MidWay to the Skies Air Show including the first Aerobatic Racing Challenge in the south! Aviation Extravaganza during the day features airplanes, helicopters, military aircraft, skydivers, powered parachutes, hang gliders, RC aircraft and more in flight and display. Some flights available to public. Exhibits, Food, Vendors, Children’ s Area, Live Music and more! There is something for all ages at the Summer Balloon Classic & AirFest. Free admission. ($10 parking) www.summerballoonclassic.com for more information. Hwy 287 between Midlothian and Waxahachie, just 20 minutes south of Dallas and Ft Worth! This will be a photographer's dream!
FRIDAY, JULY 22
SATURDAY, JULY 23
SUNDAY, JULY 24
TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP sponsored by Curve’s
Booths, Exhibits and Children’s Area will be open
4pm to 8pm Friday,
Live music throughout the day.
Airplane, Helicopter, B25 and DC3 flights will be available to the public, for purchase, throughout the days.
Hot Air Balloon tethered flights will be available,
for purchase, during balloon hours from
6:30am-8:30am and 6:00pm-8:30pm, weather permitting.
The Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach is a Holocaust memorial at 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida. It was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1984, formally established in 1985 as the Holocaust Memorial Committee, a non-profit organization. It was designed by Kenneth Treister on a site designated by the City of Miami Beach Commission at Meridian Avenue and Dade Boulevard. The Memorial was opened on Sunday, February 4, 1990, with Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel as guest speaker at the dedication ceremonies.This is one of the best monuments i have ever seen. Pain is etched into the faces of the figures, giving an impression of the horror suffered by so many. Their is also much information given on panels around the monument. please see my photos at:
We visited Miami Beach, South Beach, Key Biscayne and Orlando in Florida. Nature is beautiful and there are so many virgin areas to explore. We tasted every kind of blue and green colors. Please see some of my photos at:http://www.ardasphotography.com/florida-2011.html
Semi pro photographer and professional engineer. I wish I was a seagull at Marmara Sea