Miami in March
Never doing that again...
Yeah, okay, so on a usual afternoon in March of '06, I-95 was a logjam from its south beginning at US 1 all the way up to the Golden Glades interchange, which is in extreme northern Miami-Dade County. That's about 15 miles. So I decided to take an alternate route-- US 1. The worst idea ever. Traffic was so bad on the surface streets that it took me 2 hours to get through the city. The city. No kidding. But I did take some pics to pass the time. Enjoy them please...
|This is US 1 NB just north of the southern terminus of I-95. In these parts, US 1 is called Brickell Ave.||Here's Miami Avenue crossing US 1.|
|See, Miami Ave.||Northbound reassurance shield on Brickell.|
|Northbound again on the tree-lined boulevard.||You can see the building ahead from my dorm window at UM. Right downtown, the speed limit is a surprising 40 m.p.h.|
|The trees are still stripped from Hurricane Wilma in October.||The windows are still blown out on many buildings, as well.|
|Ahead is the Espirito Santo Plaza, my favorite building in Miami. As you can see, its windows are blown out, too.||The Espirito Santo Plaza up close.|
|NB US 1 goes over a large drawbridge over the Miami River up ahead.||And here, NB US 1 takes a sharp right turn to go over to the Port of Miami.|
|There was a lot of congestion so I took a slight detour to this street, which may or may not be 3rd Ave.||Back on US 1, which is now called Biscayne Blvd. The American Airlines Arena, where the Heat play, is just ahead.|
|The Port of Miami.||This looked pretty so I took a picture of it. Eventually I'll get online and look up what this building is.|
|To I-95 and FL 836 turn left. The 836 is the Dolphin Expy. and heads directly to the airport.||There's old A1A, which I live off of in St. Augustine, 300 miles to the north.|
|This is on the north side of town still on US 1. Just after I took this pic, I headed back to I-95 because it was so bad on US 1. At this point I'd been in the car for about 1.5 hours.|
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