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First the good news! We found an amazing apartment after our very long and frustrating search. The not so good news is that we acquired a lot of crap along the way and now have to unpack it all :-). I haven’t had time to write anything while we settle in and get to know the neighborhood. In the meantime, I’ve always wanted to share some more pictures from Miami, Florida. Get ready for an image heavy post of really awesome urban graffiti in the hip and colorful area known as the Wynwood District. We had a chance to visit last year after our cruise to the Dominican Republic. We spent a few hours in the neighborhood walking around and taking pictures of the amazing body or work by artists from all over the world. A former warehouse district, the late Tony Goldman conceived the idea of revitalizing the neighborhood by transforming the buildings into “giant canvases and bring the greatest street art ever seen in one place”. He wanted Wynwood to become a place where people would gravitate to and develop the pedestrian potential. I would say mission accomplished as the Wynwood Walls, and in fact the district has now become one of the must see places on any visit to Miami. We certainly enjoyed our time there. Here are some of our favorite murals.

Awesome Urban Graffiti Wynwood District:

A twist on Adam and Eve.

There are more than 50 artists and 16 countries represented at Wynwood. The art covers over 80,000 square feet of walls.

awesome urban graffiti in wynwood district miami

This mural is so cool and gives you a 3D effect, like you could be right in the street.

 

awesome urban graffiti in colorful wynwood district of miami

You never feel crowded in as everything is outside.

atomic green guy wynwood walls

Green Atomic Guy..looks like an angry elf to me :-)

awesome colorful graffiti basquait

Basquiatt would be proud to be represented here.

wynwood mural hands

I really like this one. Hands of the world.

man baby mural wynwood walls miami

I call this one man baby..not even sure what the meaning behind this could be :-)

kids building elephant mural wynwood

Kids building an elephant?

mural of boy with glasses wynwood

I like this one a lot too.

stop wars mural wynwood

Love it. Stop Wars instead of Star Wars!

couple mural girl looking away wynwood

This guy reminds me of Johnny Depp for some reason.

i remember paradise mural wynwood

I remember Paradise too :-)

wynwood wall mural miami

Another one of my favorites.

brick house mural wynwood miami

This joint was jumping that day. We didn’t go inside, but l think if you visit Wynwood, you should make an effort to visit the Brick House. The music was really cool, and the clientele didn’t look snobbish.

murals at wynwood with recycled tire seats

Love the seats too made of recycled tires. Those 3 somehow remind me of the 3 witches in Macbeth ;-)

x rated mural wynwood

This mural has so many, many things happening, all sex related. I don’t think l would want a young kid looking at it too closely. Definitely X rated! :-). Maybe l am just a prude, Ha ha!!!

birdman mural wynwood walls miami

I absolutely love this one! Love it.

art or vandalism mural

One more favorite. I still can’t decide sometimes ;-)

wynwood walls mural-big eyes

Tribute to Margaret Keane, the artist of the Big Eyes art? Definitely reminds me of that.

wynwood wall mural zen hand

I love everything about this mural, very zen.

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Needless to say, I highly recommend visiting Wynwood Walls in addition to the beaches etc. if you ever visit Miami. Something for everyone and there are nice little cafes and bars to hang out.

Wynwood Walls Location:

2520 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33127

Entry is Free!

Have you ever been to Miami? If so, did you visit the Wynwood District ? What do you think of the awesome urban graffiti in colorful Wynwood? Do you agree this is art or do you think it’s vandalism?

 

 

 

 

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