While I was in Detroit, I was granted permission to go into the Michigan Theatre which is now a parking garage next to the offices of the Michigan Building. The Michigan Theatre was originally built in 1926 showing live shows as well as silent films and later, talkies. It later became a concert venue that hosted bands such as Aerosmith, David Bowie and Blue Oyster Cult until it was closed in 1976.
The Stiles Hotel is one of the many historic, Art Deco, boutique hotels I came across early in the morning while exploring the Miami Beach Architectural District in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, FL.
A red 1953 Ford sedan and a 1952 Plymouth coupe are parked on Collins Ave. in front of Excess and the Webster Hotel in the Deco District of South Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Early in the morning, during the blue hour, I was able to explore the Deco District of the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach and I was able to get a nice capture of the historic Essex House while it’s neon sign is still lit.
One of the things I love about going to the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, FL, is walking along Collins Ave. and shooting all of the great Art Deco architecture, such as that found on the Marlin Hotel, of the Deco District.
The neon signs of the various honky-tonk bars, such as Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, reflect off of the wet pavement of Broadway St. in Nashville, TN.