Miami’s marvellous moods

From busy beaches and elaborate resorts, to exotic, political neighbourhoods, to the turquoise waters of the scenic Keys, Miami is the brightest of destinations

In the 1980s, the American writer Joan Didion said of Miami: “A tropical capital: long on rumour, short on memory, overbuilt on the chimera of runaway money and referring not to New York or Boston or Los Angeles or Atlanta, but to Caracas and Mexico, to Havana and to Bogota and to Paris and Madrid.”

It is true that Miami relates in close and intriguing ways to each of these places, and others. ...