Vizcaya Italian Renaissance gardens

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Photo taken on 12/20/09

From wiki – Vizcaya, now named the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 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.

You can read more about this spectacular estate at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Vizcaya

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Ring for Delivery

Ring for Delivery by Roberto_Aloi
Ring for Delivery, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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If I could only have a backdrop that consisted of an old piece of solid wood. The island of Palm Beach in south Florida has a dizzying amount of architectural elements that are a photographer’s dream.

Erica Berger and I started our journey on the famed Worth avenue and didn’t have to venture far between shots to find interesting scenery to use.

Make a Wish

Make a Wish by Roberto_Aloi
Make a Wish, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Model – Erica Lee Berger

From wikipedia – A wishing well is a term from European folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods, since water was a source of life and often a scarce commodity.

10/02/13 Photoshoot

10/02/13 Photoshoot by Roberto_Aloi
10/02/13 Photoshoot, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Model – Erica Lee Berger

Worth Avenue in Palm Beach is home to lavish storefronts and architecture to match. As you walk down the avenue there are small alleyways that branch out like arteries that feature additional businesses and heavily influenced architecture made famous by Addison Cairns Mizner.

From WIKI "Addison Cairns Mizner (December 12, 1872 – February 5, 1933) was an American resort architect whose Mediterranean Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival style interpretations left an indelible stamp on South Florida, where it continues to inspire architects and land developers."