Tuesday, May 19, 2009

South Beach Scene

I went out right after breakfast.  The little sandwich shop that faces the alley parallel to Washington Avenue was filling up.  There's nothing suburban about South Beach.  Short sleeves and no sleeves; tattoos on display.  Mango smoothies on the menu.  The smell of Cuban coffee.   

Demonstrating workers outside a pub on Washington Avenue.  I asked whether I could take a photograph.  No problem.  They had been marching smartly; when I raised my camera, they straightened up even more.  I'm sticking with the union.


  1. I'm looking for a place to move to. Perhaps you've found it for me. This sounds so casual and snarky. Perfect.

  2. It is casual and a lot less expensive than Massachusetts! But most of all I like the Latin-influenced culture and the lively street life.