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