H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, Week 41: a Mediterranean villa in Miami

Happy Friday! This week I obtained my Electronic Travel Authorization for Sri Lanka, which will officially permit me to enter that country during my planned visit to India and Sri Lanka this spring. I’m still working on obtaining my entry visa for India; the application process for that document is much more complicated.

Our featured image this week comes from a city much closer to home for me: Miami, Florida. In Miami you can find a remarkable Mediterranean Revival villa that was built in the early 20th century. It’s called Vizcaya Villa.

The villa at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

The house was built for James Deering, a wealthy industrialist. It was actually used as his winter residence; he already had homes in New York, Chicago, and Paris. Inside are numerous furnishings imported from Europe, some of which were centuries old when acquired. Today the villa is part of a complex called Vizcaya Museum & Gardens that offers public tours. In addition to the house itself, the estate includes some elaborate formal gardens that are also well worth checking out.

This photo was taken during my visit to Miami and Miami Beach last weekend.

Would you like to have a winter home like this?

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2 thoughts on “H-Bomb’s Friday Photo, Week 41: a Mediterranean villa in Miami

  1. David C.

    Getting visas for some countries can be a royal pain in the neck. I had to get one for China last year for a business trip. We used CIBT (http://cibtvisas.com/) to do the legwork to help cut through the red tape. They’re very good at knowing the reality of what you need to do, instead of the official documentation, which is often incomplete or inaccurate.

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    • @David C.: I did use one of those services for assistance with obtaining my Russian visa last year, and it definitely helped. For the Indian visa, though, the company that officially processes the applications for the Indian government (BLS) has an office here in NYC (and also offices in selected other U.S. cities), and I went in there last week and they answered all my questions.

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