Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vizcaya Metrorail Station

Metrorail Station Map
Address: 3201 SW First AvenueConnecting Metrobus Service:
12, 17, 24
Parking Spaces: Surface 93
Where is the Train?
Places of Interest:(The following are links to sites located outside of miamidade.gov)
Miami Museum of Science
Space Transit Planetarium
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Mercy Hospital

Art en Route:
"Terror and Delight of the Sea"
Cast Stone, 1983
Artist: Stirling Calder

The fountain at the Vizcaya Metrorail station incorporates figures originally commissioned for Vizcaya in 1915. The statues were cast from the mythical mermaids and mermen on the Great Stone Barge created by sculptor Alexander Stirling Calder and commissioned by James Deering. Using special molds, each replica was formed with a sand-based aggregate and then resculpted by artist Mark Jeffries to sharpen timeworn features.

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