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Under the Miami Marine Stadium **SPECIAL SERIES** by njordphoto
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This is a current picture of the incredible and beautiful Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key, home to boat races, Jimmy Buffet concerts, fireworks shows, and Easter services when I was growing up on nearby Key Biscayne, just offshore from downtown Miami, Florida.

The classic building, built in 1962, is currently abandoned. The building sustained some (although many argue very little) damage in Hurricane Andrew, and was closed by the City of Miami. In recent years, it’s been listed for demolition. A grassroots group called the Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium is working to save and resurrect it to it’s past glory.

20% of proceeds from this image will be donated to the Friends of the Marine Stadium.

This building was the local nuclear fallout shelter for residents of Key Biscayne. I remember being at the stadium when an air raid drill was run in the early 70’s.

Taken using a Canon 5DMKII, Tamron 28-300 VC lens, as three exposures, processed in Photomatix and Aperture.

Also see Waiting…

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boat races, crandon park, florida, hilario candelastadium, hydroplane, key biscayne, miami, miami marine stadium, ralph munroe stadium, virginia key

I’m a Miami, Florida-based photographer. I and my camera try to get out as often as possible. These images are the result. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

If you like my images enough to buy them, please know that the income goes back into the art. Thanks for visiting!

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Comments

  • dperalta
    dperaltaalmost 4 years ago

    WONDERFUL depth of field.

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice!

  • Thanks, Monte

    – njordphoto

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot!

  • Thank you!

    – njordphoto

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 4 years ago

    Very cool image – nicely seen and captured. Thanks for the info on the location as well. Cheers, S.

  • Thanks! I was lucky to get access… it’s usually locked and guarded.

    – njordphoto

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful

  • Thanks!

    – njordphoto

  • Cinnamongirl34
    Cinnamongirl34almost 4 years ago

    nice shot!

  • thank you!

    – njordphoto

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 4 years ago

    fantastic image…

  • Glad you like it…

    – njordphoto

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 4 years ago

    6-30-10

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    FEATURE MARATHON PAGE

  • THANKS!!

    – njordphoto

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work! Congratulations on your Feature. Don.

  • Thank you so much, Don.

    – njordphoto

  • myeymyart
    myeymyartalmost 4 years ago

    lovely isn’t it

  • gee… thanks!

    – njordphoto

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