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    Jan 18, 2009 10:47 PM GMT
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    Jan 18, 2009 11:09 PM GMT
    A few other Miami Beach pics:

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    Jan 18, 2009 11:17 PM GMT
    That's a nice cock.

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing. I sometimes miss being down there.
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    Jan 18, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    ad2mac saidThat's a nice cock.

    Great pics. Thanks for sharing. I sometimes miss being down there.

    That guy with the "cock" is a real character. He crashed the 2008 Miami AIDS Walk I was in, kept weaving around the walkers with his bike & bird, caused some problems. And drew media attention away from the AIDS fundraisers to himself. I'm not a big fan of him, needless to say.
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    Jan 18, 2009 11:34 PM GMT
    animanimus saidI don't know if you are aware but the pastel colors are a recent addition from the 1980s when miami beach started redevelopment. originally the buildings were whitewashed with maybe some black or grey highlights, not painted with the colors deco is known for now.

    I contributed money to help save the art deco district back then, knew some of the leaders of those efforts. I'd been coming down there since 1973, and love art deco, going back to my childhood in NYC.

    I adore those buildings, and even though some are being redone in a kind of neo-deco, like the interior of the Hotel Victor (where I enjoy martinis at the 2nd-floor bar overlooking the beach), I'm glad they survive in some form, authentic colors or not.

    This slide show features the Victor's 2nd-floor Vue Terrace next to the Passage Bar (around slide 6). Click "V Hot Spots" and then "Passage Bar" to see its entrance, and "Vue" to see the bar itself. A gin martini never tasted so good! LOL!!!!

    http://www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com/
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:02 AM GMT
    I went to the Art Deco weekend in Napier New Zealand, just by accident, and it was the most fun I had the whole time I was in NZ, but I must say that the quality of cock is much higher in Miami.

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    Jan 19, 2009 2:04 AM GMT
    Well, we were treated to rippling pectorals even if the cock was a little disappointing. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:20 AM GMT
    hahha I was scrolling up and down the page 'Where the hell's this cock?!'.. and it's a fucking rooster! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Hardy har har! Goddamn chickens are the bane of my life, they taste good though. icon_lol.gif

    Always wondered what art deco meant, it looks 1920s... which is awesome. Good stuff. I have a fascination with that time period, probably because I like those old movies.

    Your good kid, real good but as long as I'm around you'll always be second best, see. haha I use the line: 'You keep that up and you'll be sleepin' with the fishes, see.'
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:29 AM GMT
    Nice Pics! Thanks for sharing. I love Miami
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
    Looks great- thanks for posting- I'd like to visit Miami before the year ends.
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    Buckwheet saidAlways wondered what art deco meant, it looks 1920s... which is awesome. Good stuff. I have a fascination with that time period, probably because I like those old movies.

    Art Deco is a contraction of the French term "art décoratif" literally meaning decorative art.

    It was really about the "streamlining" movement that began with early aviation and fast ground transportation. The idea was that the rapid moving air sculpted the object, whether it was a building, a train, or a countertop toaster. There were also other design elements incorporated into art deco from the earlier "Art Nouveau" style from the turn of the 19th Century, with deco morphing them into strong geometric themes.

    The art deco of Miami Beach is actually a later variant, influenced by economics and restrictive real estate. "High" art deco buildings have more curved lines, whereas South Beach deco tends to be boxy & square, to better utilize the space of the small lots, with all the hotels jammed together. They also emphasize the strong vertical, whereas earlier deco had a greater horizontal line, in keeping with the streamlined concept.
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    Jan 19, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    I might add to my post above that art deco may be able to lay claim to being the most comprehensive, all-inclusive style in modern times. It could be seen in such diverse items as:

    steam locomotives
    architecture
    home appliances
    jewelry
    fabric patterns
    fountain pens
    wallpaper
    automobiles
    bicycles
    type fonts
    furniture
    light fixtures & lamps
    radios
    clocks
    telephones
    sculpture
    paintings

    ... and the list goes on.