CarolineUK

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CarolineUK    39
CarolineUK

I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread for sites which help us in our location searching. Until now, we have been posting them within other threads which makes them harder to find when you want to go back to them. Sometimes our location hunting takes a turn and suddenly you're reminded of something you saw a while ago ... but where was it??To start off this thread, I'm posting a few of my favourites:My most popular has to be (because you can turn around the birds eye view): www.bing.com/maps/Then there is CGlide's excellent site for info, screen caps and more:http://www.sffl.comcastbiz.net/Aerial maps:http://www.historicaerials.com/aerials.php?op=homeSunny Isles info:http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=FmVY06yha8gC&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=motels+%2B+giller&source=bl&ots=AhbFq3OWeQ&sig=R5QLA7GlV7bH7G1VXIP8k4sU7jA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nIrvTsedGcnr8QO1vqSdCg&sqi=2&ved=0CIYBEOgBMAU#v=onepage&q=motels%20%20%20giller&f=falseOld miami pics (check out the rest of the years):http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories_1970to1999Card cow (constantly updated so you may get lucky finding an elusive hotel!)http://www.cardcow.com/search4.php?section=all&in_category=66493&substring=floridaHistoric Bayfront:http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com/pages/history/historyphotos.htmlMore sites:http://www.miami-florida.com/historical-photos.htmhttp://web.miamibeachfl.gov/cityclerk/historic_gallery/historicphotogallery.aspxAnd finally the one I posted yesterday:http://good-times.webshots.com/album/555600060xhDoGrI have more favourites on my other PCs which I will post on here later. Please join in so we can build up our own library of sites.

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Matt5    1,919
Matt5

Great details Caroline - thankyou :D

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Pink Flaming0    123
Pink Flaming0

Great work , Sue !!! :thumbsup:

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Sonny-Burnett    611
Sonny-Burnett

You never know where source locations can come from. The first clue (I think) on the Bravo Gym location was a comment I found on youtube.com where someone saw a video clip and commented that he remembered it being in Allapattah across from Jackson Sr high.

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CarolineUK    39
CarolineUK

You never know where source locations can come from. The first clue (I think) on the Bravo Gym location was a comment I found on youtube.com where someone saw a video clip and commented that he remembered it being in Allapattah across from Jackson Sr high.

That's true' date=' Sonny-Burnett - clues can come from anywhere & it is great when they suddenly arrive. And what a wonderful feeling when you track down the exact location!I thought that by putting together the main sites where old pics/info are mentioned, they're easy to find in one place on here for us location detectives. When we were looking for the (until recently elusive) "Ramrod" hotel, it ended up as a group find - different members were putting bits of found info into the "pot". I ran with a piece of info which had come from Pink Flaming0 then someone went further with what I'd found ... eventually when the location was pinpointed by another member, I came across an old picture of the Ramrod's street and in the distance there was the hotel. The old picture site I went through that day is now on this list. Sometimes those old photos and postcards hold little hints which aren't obvious until much later on.There used to be a great site which listed each of the Miami historic buildings in great detail but it seems to have disappeared into the ether, however below is a smaller list I've found:[u']Wiki Historic Buildings Miamihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Miami-Dade_County,_FloridaJim, will be looking at your site recommendations tonight

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Pink Flaming0    123
Pink Flaming0

Ii would great if we could get this thread pinned so it will be easy to update and accessible for future use.:D:thumbsup:

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miamijimf    957
miamijimf

Ii would great if we could get this thread pinned so it will be easy to update and accessible for future use.:D:thumbsup:

Good idea Pink, it's done.

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Matt5    1,919
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Any updates on the possible Sunny Isles hotel/ beach scene from the Pilot ? that we were so close in findingAlso in "Mirror Image" the little cafe in the teaser where Sonny meets Rico before going "fishing " was located at Crandon Park Marina but in what exact location ?:D:thumbsup:

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CarolineUK    39
CarolineUK

Any updates on the possible Sunny Isles hotel/ beach scene from the Pilot ? that we were so close in findingAlso in "Mirror Image" the little cafe in the teaser where Sonny meets Rico before going "fishing " was located at Crandon Park Marina but in what exact location ?:D:thumbsup:

Matt, this thread is for resources. The Sunny Isles hotel is dealt with under the general location sleuthing thread (and no, it hasn't been found as nobody has been there to check it out)

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Matt5    1,919
Matt5

Thanks Caroline - where has the thread gone with all info of current searching locations such as pilot beach scene :D

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miamijimf    957
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Good link Sue. Here's one I use, not only for researching locations but for current photos and news. You have to cursor around and look at various threads such as "Miami's Often Forgotten High-Rise History." Check the "Halloween South Beach 2009" thread. I hear it has gotten crazier lately. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=513

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miamijimf    957
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http://miamiarchives.blogspot.com/ 

 

If you haven't run into this yet, it's a great blog for art deco and Miami fans that will send you a post every day with photos of classic Miami and Miami Beach photos.  Today's shows photos of the Senator, Tudor (no longer exists), and Tiffany Hotels.  Like the Essex House they were/ are all corner properties with a distinctive spire on top.

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airtommy    807
airtommy

Since forum updates have messed up the formatting of posts in this thread, I'm relisting the main resources here:

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Sonny-Burnett    611
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18 hours ago, airtommy said:

Since forum updates have messed up the formatting of posts in this thread, I'm relisting the main resources here:

Nice...very good sources for us amateurs.

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