Consider Cars from Miami (#SquareUp Day 29)

Today’s Square Up post was inspired by Sue Judd’s supercar post (here) earlier this month reminded me of a few fun cars I had in my archives. 

 

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So the next car is a Pink Bentley SUV (whew quite a showy ride):

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More on the pink Bentley SUV.   We saw this SUV (and many supercars) a few times while we were walking after dinner one night. Such a delightful walk at the end of refreshing trip. When we saw the Pink SUV (yet again) it was now parked here – and so we were chatting it up with some Gen Z folks who were watching this photo shoot.  One guy asked us if it was ours? The Bentley? No. No way. Anyhow, the owner (the lady in the photos) reminded me about what a few bloggers have mentioned lately as to how our social media connections are sometimes making us not even care about the folks in our presence

  • Today’s culture involves the photo of self and “posing for the shot” 
  • Many young folks today have some nice  shit stuff.
  • The young woman’s outfit whispered of what styles are in right now (for some folks):  the “all black casual wear and mermaid hair” and what body types are desirable  (to some it is not like Farrah Fawcett/slender looks of years past)
  • The young lady was somewhat pleasant – (extremely pleasant for Miami-Dade standards)
  • This photo shoot also highlighted the virtual world’s priority. You see, she DID NOT CARE who was around in the real world. It was all about what her videographer was collecting for the virtual world. Compare that to a few decades ago when the real life folks would have been her target audience.
  • This photo shoot reminded me about an interview with Matthew McConaughey when he was sharing on the Joe Rogan podcast (Episode 1552) about the culture of Miami  – I did not hear it all but he mentioned the “culture of Miami” (compared to Austin, TX) and noted Miami’s super cars and how he has seen folks posing with cars on the beach. 
  • Miami sure is unique in some ways – but then in other ways  – it is similar to many other popular big cities. 

Closing photo  – one of the roads leading us into part of Miami:

 

 

#SquareUp Day 29

 

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29 thoughts on “Consider Cars from Miami (#SquareUp Day 29)

    1. hi – I LOVE LOVE LOVE Hondas and that is why we buy them – they are so well made and run so well
      and a while ago I heard about an actor who made some money (big movie deal) and he was teased for keeping his same Honda
      I call that contentment – and if you like what you have – let’s enjoy the ride !!

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  1. I think Lambos are best served in the “Park” position, as their performance on actual road tends to be sketchy at best. But they are so cool to look at.

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  2. Always fun looking back at the archives. Photos you took a few years ago either bring back memories or they make us think. These are really flashy cars and those young people look like they are having fun. So agree today’s in-culture involves posing for the shot as you said – getting the poses right, taking the photo in good lighting and good angles, and taking heaps of photos of the same pose or setting. In some ways as someone who practices photography, I get it because this is a kind of art and thought, time and effort goes into it. On the other hand it also seems kind of pointless to not just enjoy what is in front of you.

    I also agree that social media has made us less present. Some people I’ve been out with like to check their phone as we are talking. Again I get it but also there is nothing like spending quality time with each other.

    Imagine if you said Yes you owned that Bentley 😀

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    1. hi mabel – i was video recording my husband and i at the time the group of young folks walked by me so i actually have them asking me that on video!!
      someday i will something with it

      and mabel – love your insight and esp this
      “seems kind of pointless to not just enjoy what is in front of you.”

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      1. I really love your random photos and trips out on the town… There’s just something so real about it all – almost like we are all walking along with you. And you have some great observations and interpretation there.

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  3. Vince and I love looking at cars, going to car shows, and museums. He has owned a few older cars during our marriage. There were not many places to show them off in Woodlake, population 7,000. But he enjoyed them for a time. I enjoy wandering around at car shows, but I couldn’t stand sitting in a chair waiting for people to walk by and admire your car and talk about engines. He had to do that on his own. Thanks for sharing your views. I like the orange car. 🙂

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    1. this is for sharing the car show thoughts
      and i forgot about how cool some of these local car shows can be
      — my friend and he hubs brought us to one with their car – they did those for a while – but they are now into boating

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      1. And we are into hiking and soon will be learning to use our ebikes on he trails around here when the weather gets better. We have all the necessary equipment to get started, now. We need a trailer hitch so we can take the bikes to flatter areas more suitable for newbies who are too old to ride bikes! Seven percent grade is a bit too steep for me to start on. We can’t even ride them the three miles from Cindy’s to our house without encountering several grades that steep. But in time, we will be tootling around like experts. 🙂

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  4. I am so not a car person, but it was fun to see these extreme examples. I drive my cars until they drop from exhaustion, then get another one and rinse and repeat. Not a status symbol to me, just transportation. Thanks for a glimpse into the other world.

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