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Taking advantage of the MLK day long weekend, we flew Florida to escape the Boston winters. The main agenda was to explore the wet-prairie ecosystems of south Florida but we also checked out few parts of Miami as we happened to be in the neighborhood.

Apart from the regular beach attractions, one area worth mentioning is Wynwood Walls. Located in a fairly sketchy neighborhood of Miami, Wynwood features very intricate graffiti and art work on the walls of the buildings there. Tony Goldman is the man behind Wynwood with a simple idea of transforming Wynwood’s large stock of warehouse buildings, all with no windows, into giant canvases with a goal to create a center where people could gravitate to and bring to them the greatest street art ever seen in one place.

This place has a very hip culture to it. Some pretty cool restaurants and cafes are around the corner which makes old abandoned warehouse district buzzing with people checking out art and having good food.

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A must go if you are in Miami and have some time after sun bathing.

 

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