Situated on 444 acres adjacent to the Atlantic ocean, the Deering Estate at Cutler is one of several American and European estates formerly owned by businessman, art collector, and philanthropist Charles Deering (1852-1927). You might recognize it from the television shows Miami Vice and The Amazing Race.
The Estate is comprised of the wooden Richmond Cottage and two auxiliary buildings. One of it main features is the avenue of palms seen here at sunrise. It’s a beautiful, quaint, place to visit that boasts what is thought to be the largest virgin tropical wood hammock in the continental United States.
The Estate is open to the public and is a popular destination for weddings. Checkout the Estate’s web page for all the info.
This is not a technically brilliant photo, but it makes me laugh everytime I look at it. I cracked up the entire time while working on this. Incidentally, if you want to learn about the Grey Crowend Crane, visit the International Crane Foundation here: http://www.savingcranes.org/grey-crowned-crane.html