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  • beaujangle

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    Apr 27, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    This new travel channel on You Tube offers very interesting vids on various cities. They are so clear too

    See Miami below:
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    Apr 27, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    Interesting promotional for Miami, and I've been to everything they featured, and then some. But it makes the usual mistake (perhaps deliberate) of failing to distinguish between Miami, and Miami Beach, which are 2 separate cities on either side of the bay.

    And about half of the visuals were of the City of Miami Beach, which has the actual beach and ocean view, art deco district, Lincoln Mall they featured, and so forth. Whereas Miami has skyscrapers and an urban downtown on the bay, not the ocean.

    If you want the beach and ocean, and the art deco stuff, then you need to stay on Miami Beach, not in Miami. Otherwise you'll have a 3-mile ride to get across Biscayne Bay on the causeway every time you want to enjoy those features, and try to find some parking if you've got your own car.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 27, 2013 4:09 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidInteresting promotional for Miami, and I've been to everything they featured, and then some. But it makes the usual mistake (perhaps deliberate) of failing to distinguish between Miami, and Miami Beach, which are 2 separate cities on either side of the bay.

    And about half of the visuals were of the City of Miami Beach, which has the actual beach and ocean view, art deco district, Lincoln Mall they featured, and so forth. Whereas Miami has skyscrapers and an urban downtown on the bay, not the ocean.

    If you want the beach and ocean, and the art deco stuff, then you need to stay on Miami Beach, not in Miami. Otherwise you'll have a 3-mile ride to get across Biscayne Bay on the causeway every time you want to enjoy those features, and try to find some parking if you've got your own car.
    Why the City of Miami and the City of Miami Beach are always being mistakened for one another is inexcusable. It was a beautiful photo spread but it didn't focus enough on the City of Miami which is the urban core of this metro region. In the beach scenes, where are the men in speedosicon_question.gif Why is it only the women in their bikinisicon_question.gif
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    Apr 27, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    ART_DECO saidInteresting promotional for Miami, and I've been to everything they featured, and then some. But it makes the usual mistake (perhaps deliberate) of failing to distinguish between Miami, and Miami Beach, which are 2 separate cities on either side of the bay.

    And about half of the visuals were of the City of Miami Beach, which has the actual beach and ocean view, art deco district, Lincoln Mall they featured, and so forth. Whereas Miami has skyscrapers and an urban downtown on the bay, not the ocean.

    If you want the beach and ocean, and the art deco stuff, then you need to stay on Miami Beach, not in Miami. Otherwise you'll have a 3-mile ride to get across Biscayne Bay on the causeway every time you want to enjoy those features, and try to find some parking if you've got your own car.



    Oh just let it go. Miami and Miami beach are almost used interchangibly these days. One city wouldn't exist without each other. And I can be in downtown Miami in all of 5 minutes from South Beach. You act as if they are HOURS away.


    Why do you always take it as offensive?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 27, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    ART_DECO saidInteresting promotional for Miami, and I've been to everything they featured, and then some. But it makes the usual mistake (perhaps deliberate) of failing to distinguish between Miami, and Miami Beach, which are 2 separate cities on either side of the bay.

    And about half of the visuals were of the City of Miami Beach, which has the actual beach and ocean view, art deco district, Lincoln Mall they featured, and so forth. Whereas Miami has skyscrapers and an urban downtown on the bay, not the ocean.

    If you want the beach and ocean, and the art deco stuff, then you need to stay on Miami Beach, not in Miami. Otherwise you'll have a 3-mile ride to get across Biscayne Bay on the causeway every time you want to enjoy those features, and try to find some parking if you've got your own car.



    Oh just let it go. Miami and Miami beach are almost used interchangibly these days. One city wouldn't exist without each other. And I can be in downtown Miami in all of 5 minutes from South Beach. You act as if they are HOURS away.


    Why do you always take it as offensive?
    Wouldn't it make sense to consolidate Miami Beach into the City of Miamiicon_question.gif Why do most American metro areas have to be politically fragmented into several political jurisdictions. Give the central city the political power to annex neighboring cities and suburbs and cut back on the costly duplication of government services.
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    Apr 28, 2013 7:15 AM GMT
    At this point it's too late in the game. The residents of Miami Beach (me!!!) would never allow this to happen.

    Think of Miami Beach as everything you saw on TV. The beautiful beaches, trendy stores and clubs, hot people, big hotels.....there is a reason why (generally speaking) the city runs so smooth. It's because it's only half the size as Miami proper.

    And the residents of Miami Beach tend to be well-off, not me of course, I'm po. But many others aren't. We don't want to be pulled into the mess that is the city of Miami's government.

    That would be like the city of Beverly Hills becoming part of LA...not happening...
  • beaujangle

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    Apr 28, 2013 9:10 AM GMT
    Arguments aside, what I had wanted to say earlier was that you can subscribe to 'Expedia' channel on You Tube, assuming you already have an account on the site. There are many other interesting cities, such as London and New York, all of which are on high definition which makes the vids so clear and sharp and awesome.

    Enjoy!
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    Apr 28, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    beaujangle saidArguments aside, what I had wanted to say earlier was that you can subscribe to 'Expedia' channel on You Tube, assuming you already have an account on the site. There are many other interesting cities, such as London and New York, all of which are on high definition which makes the vids so clear and sharp and awesome.

    Enjoy!


    Do you work for Expedia?
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    Apr 28, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    Oh just let it go. Miami and Miami beach are almost used interchangibly these days. One city wouldn't exist without each other. And I can be in downtown Miami in all of 5 minutes from South Beach. You act as if they are HOURS away.

    Why do you always take it as offensive?

    Not offensive, but being honest & informative. The guy who flies down here and takes a hotel in Miami may not be pleased when he finds himself miles from the ocean beach, his main interest, but nestled instead among downtown skyscrapers. He might as well be in Manhattan.

    I think he'd be happier taking a room on Miami Beach, where YOU live, and be within walking distance of the ocean, and most of the other features that promotional video mislabeled as "Miami".

    Truth in advertising is all I wish. And as a Miami Beach resident, I would think your own interests are best favored with tourist dollars flowing into your own community, rather than to that other city across the bay. Think about it. icon_idea.gif

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    Apr 29, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    jmusmc85 said
    Oh just let it go. Miami and Miami beach are almost used interchangibly these days. One city wouldn't exist without each other. And I can be in downtown Miami in all of 5 minutes from South Beach. You act as if they are HOURS away.

    Why do you always take it as offensive?

    Not offensive, but being honest & informative. The guy who flies down here and takes a hotel in Miami may not be pleased when he finds himself miles from the ocean beach, his main interest, but nestled instead among downtown skyscrapers. He might as well be in Manhattan.

    I think he'd be happier taking a room on Miami Beach, where YOU live, and be within walking distance of the ocean, and most of the other features that promotional video mislabeled as "Miami".

    Truth in advertising is all I wish. And as a Miami Beach resident, I would think your own interests are best favored with tourist dollars flowing into your own community, rather than to that other city across the bay. Think about it. icon_idea.gif



    Well in this day and age, I would hope that person uses a little thing called the internet to do his homework.

    And Miami Beach does not have a tourism problem. So I don't fear the day we lose our money and business to the city of Miami. Besides if Miami succeeds, we succeed.
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    Apr 30, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    Very good promotional video. I like how they were able to combine shots of so many different places.
  • calibro

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    Apr 30, 2013 2:47 PM GMT
    according to this promo, you'll see a lot more monkeys and primates than non-white people in miami.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 30, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    Unintended saidThe Berlin video did not show the Tiergarten's most interesting part...
    What does that have to do with the video about Miamiicon_question.gif