National Geographic : 1940 Apr
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byLuis Marden BRILLIANT ROYAL POINCIANAS BRIGHTEN AN AVENUE IN THE EXCLUSIVE SUBURB OF LA FLORIDA Venezuelans call the trees acacias and have named the thoroughfare after them. Swiss chalets, Elizabethan half-timbered mansions, Spanish and Moroccan houses, and many other types of architecture appear on the same street. Most of the homes have names instead ofnumbers. Palm orbougain villea trees grace each garden; a gate or grille marks each entrance.