An Afternoon on Boston’s Freedom Trail

I was in Boston for work-related meetings, and fortunately my mid-afternoon flight arrival gave me several hours to explore Boston before my first meeting in the evening. Boston is a great destination for a nerdy history buff, but with only a few hours to spend I went with the most obvious choice — a ramble … Read more An Afternoon on Boston’s Freedom Trail

Miami’s First Skyscraper

I was at Miami’s government center visiting the main library to pick up my brand new library card — can’t wait to start borrowing ebooks!! — and took a side trip to take some photos of the historic 1925 courthouse next door. Although it’s one of the older buildings in downtown Miami, according to the … Read more Miami’s First Skyscraper

Lummus Park: Lame Even By History Nerd Standards

We are total nerds. We love museums and, what’s more, we actually read all the signage on the exhibits. We love learning new things, whether that’s the geology behind constructing the Overseas Railroad or how Miami Beach could possibly have so many Art Deco buildings. So we had high hopes when visiting Lummus Park in … Read more Lummus Park: Lame Even By History Nerd Standards

A Slice of Cuban American History at the Freedom Tower

It’s one of the iconic buildings of Miami and has an inspiring name — yet we had never visited. We finally corrected this oversight and visited the Freedom Tower, located across from the American Airlines Arena at 600 Biscayne Boulevard (map). Originally built as the headquarters of The Miami Daily News in 1925, it is … Read more A Slice of Cuban American History at the Freedom Tower

Trying to Make Sense of the Miami Circle

At first glance, the Miami Circle may seem to be one of the least interesting historical landmarks in downtown Miami. It quite literally consists of a series of holes in the ground, and is surrounded by sodded areas that serve as the main dog run for downtown Miami. It’s not readily visible to drivers on … Read more Trying to Make Sense of the Miami Circle