Saturday, July 01, 2006

Lincoln Road Mall


Miami Beach, Florida - circa 1965

Here's another pleasant, peaceful outdoor shopping district pedestrian mall (one of the nation's first pedestrian malls), this time in Miami Beach (did the Eugene Mall one a while back).

We got stores, fountains, mood lighting, landscaping... everything a shopping mall has, just without the roof! I like throwing these into the mix every now and then, because they just tend to be so nice I can't resist. Besides, it cleanses the palate, too, from all the dark, clausterphobic enclosed malls we normally hang out in so much at this blog. We need some fresh air every now and then guys! ;)

Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia



12 Comments:

Blogger sid said...

america the land of freedod,democracy...and oppertunities :)!! cool blog u got here

Sat Jul 01, 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous didi said...

This postcard is the true epitome of "picture perfect"!

Sat Jul 01, 10:31:00 AM  
Blogger pJ said...

I lived a half a block over from Lincoln Road back in 1998/99. If you updated this photo, you would need to add in the oodles of insane homeless people wandering the mall, splashing in the fountains, and dancing around!

Miami Beach is quite the interesting city.

pJ

Sun Jul 02, 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I like the font on the card, but it's almost like they wanted to ruin that beautiful shot of Miami Beach.

Sun Jul 02, 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous didi said...

PJ, sounds like THE place to visit.

Chris, I, too, had the same feelings about the font. I thought it almost did ruin the picture.

Sun Jul 02, 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

PJ - miami beach has gone quite upscale in the last few years. I've been visiting for a few. Lincoln Rd. mall now boasts many fashionable boutiques and restaurants. The old cadillac/lassalle dealer that was vacant is a very cool restaurant called Cafeteria.

Tue Jul 04, 01:48:00 AM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

Love the picture, hate the font in context.

Tue Jul 04, 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Don-O said...

Geesh. I've had dreams that looked like this...or at least, were background. It was either this mall or the old Northridge Fashion Center.

Wed Jul 05, 02:35:00 AM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

The font seems a little Night of the Living Dead like, doesn't it?
Scott

Wed Jul 05, 01:14:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Hmmm... Well, I guess I may be alone in this, but I kind of dig that gaudy, kitschy, '60s looking text! The shot is beautiful itself, obviously, but for me the text was part of the groovy appeal on this one.

Funny thing is, I actually have two versions of this postcard--one with text, and one without. I loved the funky fonts and colors so I chose this one. lol. Shows how much I know. ;) I'll make sure and re-post the one without the text soon for you guys. Good deal?

And Scott, you're right; seems a little Night of the Living Dead like, doesn't it (prolly why I liked it)? One of my favorite movies of all-time!

Thu Jul 06, 03:30:00 AM  
Anonymous AuntiStefi said...

I spent hours and hours on Lincoln Road from 1961-1975, shopping, wandering, etc. It was safe for a child/teen to walk alone and shop and I enjoyed all the little shops with local owners. I remember that one side had no easy way to get to Burdine's department store on the next block, so we used to cut through Sak's Fifth Avenue. The shops were upscale from my other favorites, the ethnic "cheap" shops on Washington Avenue just several blocks away.

Thu Jul 06, 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Regarding the font, the nightime skyline view with it's dark blue hues, and that weird yellow lettering reminds me of the opening titles on the old soap opera "The Edge of Night"!

Thu Dec 18, 12:37:00 AM  

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