A Stop in Miami, Florida

When looking at our long haul flights from Edmonton we have a choice of either flying through Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Knowing we might spend a few days in the city, I do some preliminary research and decide Miami is the better option. Why? Art Deco!

In the 1930s and ’40s the second wave of Art Deco hit Miami and thrived. The first wave was in Paris in the 1920s and then spread throughout the world. New York’s Empire State Building and Chrysler Building are perfect examples of Art Deco. Miami Beach’s streets are lined with Art Deco buildings that are now hotels, restaurants and boutiques.

We chose The Colony Hotel as our home while in Miami.

The Colony Hotel (Photo reproduced from their website)

I find an Art Deco Walking Tour from National Geographic featuring a number of the historic buildings along Ocean Drive. The Miami website also has info.

I also stumble across a number of cultural venues that I keep tabs on for concerts and exhibits happening while we are in Miami. The New World Symphony lists concerts on the Saturday and Sunday nights that we are there. I check in on The Fillmore for their concerts – so far nothing. We will take a day to go into Miami downtown but I haven’t yet researched that yet.

I am quite excited to wander the avenues with my camera capturing the colors and the curves of the Art Deco movement in Miami and taking in some culture too!

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