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Key West is known as the southernmost city in the Continental United States.
It is also the southern terminus of U.S. 1
after the stating point in Maine. Key West is located in 207 km southwest
of Miami, Florida.
For the writer, this is the third time to come to Florida. The first visit
was made in April of 1962. After a long distance
car trip to this far south end of American continent from Chicago, we finally
arrived at the road end of the highway,
US Route 1, which runs along the coast line of the North Atlantic Ocean.
At that time, I was so deeply impressed
with the stop road sign placed at the road edge of Highway US 1. Beyond
this point, it is the sea of Gulf of Mexico.
After about 50-year time, it still remains with my never forgotten memory.
(L) This picture shows a satellite picture of Key West.
(R) Map of Key West.
A wide highway traffic is provided in the area of Miami.
We drove directly from Miami airport to the hotel stands near the Miami
Beach. The beach is very close after
we passed through the bridge of Julia Tuttle Causeway on the ten-lane expressway
directed to the West.
The hotel we made a reservation is tasted as atmosphere of classic fashion.
A Mecca for the surfing lovers, Miami Beach.
(L) Young charming women in a swimming suit: This photograph was taken
at the Miami Beach in April 1962.
They are now past seventy-five years of age.
(R) An orchid ( cattleya ) in the Cypress Gardens, Florida. Photographed
in April 1973.
A wooden promenade has been well developed along the sandy beach. Although
the sunlight is strong in the daytime,
a walking at the time before sunset is so pleasant with a gentle sea breeze.
Under a direct sunlight in the daytime,
a few people burn the skin on the sand beach. When I visited the same place
in Miam in 1962, we could see
many beautiful bikini swimsuit women with the excitement of the feeling;
however, we cannot see such a thing now.
What I saw at that time could be fantastic, only loneliness remained in
the mind. The number of tourists to Miami
is certainly decreased the number, compared with that of Hawaii.
(L) A long-continued sunny sand beach in Miami, Florida.
(R) A beach side hotel pool surrounded by the palm trees of the Palms South
(L) A lobby of the Palms South Beach Hotel. (R) A dinning room of the hotel.
A lobby and restaurant are smoke-free. This hotel has 30 smoking rooms
on the 4th floor.
The percentage of the smoking room to the total 243 guest rooms is 12%.
(L) A stand ashtray in a garden of the hotel. (M) Cigarette butts in the
Miami Beach (R) Many tobacco butts around a palm tree in Miami Beach.
(L) A tobacco packs above a coffee maker in a snack shop in Miami. (R)
Art Deco District of Miami Beach.
The Miami Art Deco district.
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The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
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Art Deco Historic District in Miami.
The Miami Art Deco District is dedicated to protect the buildings that
best represent the classic architecture
of Miami. The buildings were revolutionary when they were constructed in
the early stages of 1900, and they
have influenced other buildings all over the world.
Parrot Jungle Island
Parrot Jungle is a beautiful tropical garden with over 3,000 exotic animals,
including 1,100 birds, plus turtles,
alligators and other reptiles and amphibians, as well as 500 species of
plants. The garden takes place in the
period of 70 years at the district of South Miami. In 2003 Parrot Jungle
was moved to Watson Island near
the area of Miami Beach and is now named Parrot Jungle Island.
Parrots in the Parrot Jungle Island.
(L) A restaurant in the Parrot Jungle Island. No smoking sign plate on
(R) Flamingo garden in the Parrot Jungle Island. The number of flamingo
is very much smaller than that of 1962, when the writer first visited here.
(L) A financial center in Miami. (R) A squirrel in a Miami park..
Miami is one of the country's most important financial center. It is a
major center of commerce, finances,
corporate headquarters, and boasts a strong international business community.
According to the ranking
based on the level of presence of global corporate service organizations,
Miami is considered one of the
most important global cities in the United States.
(L) A sunset in the Miami beach and North Atlantic Ocean. (R) Everglades
National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
The stop road sign is placed at the south-west end of US 1 in the Key West.
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The article was written in May 2008, by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.