Miamism Blog

You are here

Miami Detached - poem inspired by Vincent Scully

Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Miami is the shadows formed on a young girl's face one Summer afternoon.

It's the wrinkles on the hands of an old black man.

It's looking through a magnifying glass at darkness.


At its shore I can discern a "Miami Detached" as the cruise ships try to merge themselves once again with reality.


Reality means turning into a sail high-strung to its mast,

feeling the strength and the near ending effort to survive,

or a coral rock trying not to disintegrate, while it knows, the more salt water that flows, the more porous it will become.


Why does the blind look at the sun?

How can you touch hate?

Taste love?

Smell apathy?


The petals of a rose out of bloom still give you a fascinating scent, just as that which cannot feel, will eventually rot.


Life means metamorphosis, close scrutiny and pain.

We can discuss this when architects become a thing of the past.


Poem written for Vincent Scully's "The Natural and the Manmade" seminar, about Miami's Skyline

by Ines Hegedus-Garcia (4th year architecture student at The University of Miami).

*published june 2010

mobikeith 11th June, 2010

You CAN quit your day job!!

Ines Hegedus-Garcia 13th June, 2010

haha Keith - thanks for that! :)

etarrago 1st September, 2013

Extraordinario. Feliz día.

Ines Hegedus-Garcia 1st September, 2013

Gracias Enrique!!

Recent Posts

2021 proved to be an amazing year for Keystone Point Real Estate and we can agree that "record breaking" doesn't even begin to describe it.  Whether you were on the buying or selling side, you know Keystone Point will... more

A lot of you will be reading this thinking its a bit boring (at least Rick thinks so), but I wanted to address this because a lot of our Miami Beach Real Estate customers are constantly asking us about certain elements  of... more

It's never easy being involved in an estate sale when a family needs to deal with the sale of a home in the midst of dealing with the loss of a loved one.  Thank you so much Liz, for trusting us and for the beautiful... more

2021 was a record breaking year for Surfside Real Estate as well as many other markets across South Florida and the rest of the nation.  Prices are still soaring because of persistent lack of inventory as well as high buyer... more

Our Twitter

What is the Value of my Home?

Obtain a free personalized home pricing report.