Friday, May 11, 2012

Art Deco Of Miami's South Beach

Walking along Miami's Ocean Drive in South Beach is like wandering through an art gallery, with a gorgeous art deco building at every step. The colours and the subtle differences between each structure are so pretty and captivating.

According to Wikipeadia, 'the Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943'.

This street is abuzz with activity, of people hanging out with cocktails and whatever other pleasures, al fresco. Miami's rich, hordes of wannabes, and flocks of tourists, all mingled in together.

At night the street is a blaze of neon, but in my afternoon as the sun was starting to set, it was a pretty relaxed affair. I then wandered along the beach on the other side of the road, before returning to the car to return it back after my roadtrip.


  1. Love the Art Deco architecture of Miami. We stayed at a Deco hotel on the beachfront on one of our first trips overseas a very long time ago. Aside from the guy who followed us and tried to rob us (fortunately we spotted him first and headed for a bar), had such a great time there. Eager to return - bet it's changed so much.

    1. Ohh, staying there would be loads of fun, I would imagine. I wonder how much it would have changed since you were there - it seems like it's a pretty well preserved strip!


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