There are several statues in Bayfront Park. Some have very little connection to Miami.
Julia Tuttle – She persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his railroad to South Florida in the late 19th century which transformed Miami from a tiny village to the world class city of today.
Simon Bolivar – Hero of Hispanic American struggle for independence from Spain.
Claude Pepper – Long serving former Senator and Representative from Miami who championed the cause of the elderly.
Close-up view of old Claude.
Juan Ponce de Leon – Discovered Florida and claimed it for Spain in 1513, while seeking the Fountain of Youth – which is still missing. 😕
Torch of Friendship commemorating immigrants to South Florida from the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The “Eternal Flame” burns sometimes and occasionally goes out without explanation. The monument was dedicated to John F. Kennedy shortly after his assassination.
This is alleged to be Art.
Charter boats for deep sea fishing.
Ancient Banyan Tree in Bayside Marketplace in Bayfront Park. It is 75 feet tall and believed to be 100 years old.
A few more to come ………