Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Art Deco in Miami

We went on a guided walking tour of the Art Deco district this morning, and learned about the area. All of the Art Deco buildings were built between around 1930 and 1950. However, by the the 1970's the whole area was very run down and plans were being made to bulldoze everything and start again.
A group of people got together to form the Miami Design Preservation League and they managed to get public opinion on their side, and they saved around 800 out of 1,000 original buildings. They also had the idea of painting the buildings in beautiful pastel colours.
Nowadays, the area is very, very expensive, popular and busy. We are having a lovely time just wandering around, people and car watching.
We also walked down to the harbour and found what looked like a giant stack of licorice allsorts, but we think it was actually a lighthouse.
Ps, still not much sunshine yet.

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