Miami South Beach's Art Deco District

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    The Art Deco District is a Miami area known as South Beach in Miami Beach, contains more than 800 buildings within a square mile, all built 1928-1942 and featuring a notable architectural style, Art Deco.
    Art Deco architectural style in Miami is characterized by human-scale buildings, constructed of masonry and stucco, characterized by geometric patterns, ornamented with ocean liner rounded motifs, and painted with white and pastel colors. The term arose after the 1925 Parisian Exposition International des Artes Decoratifs.

    As with any district in an American city, South Beach has had its ups and downs over the years.

    At one point South Beach was an old folks home for Jewish people from New York. It was called “God’s Front Porch” or “The Sixth Borough,” after the five in New York.
    Most recently, in the 1990s, South Beach had a “fabulous” period characterized by the presence of designer Gianni Versace and the mega-model scene he encouraged. Gorgeous models seems to be hanging out at all hours at the News Café, where Versace had breakfast every day. Versace was shot to death by a deranged person, and his home is still a pilgrimage site for his appreciators, but it will eventually become an upscale boutique hotel.

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    1. jdandsad@gmail.com 96 months ago | reply

      Nice image and good info, super.

    2. MigRodz 96 months ago | reply

      beautiful photo and details, excellent work

    3. M@rshaLL [deleted] 96 months ago | reply

    4. Our View Photography 96 months ago | reply

      I love South Beach and the Art Deco Hotels. Excellent shot. thanks for sharing. I can almost feel the SoBe breeze and hear the music from Mango's.

    5. ysorca 95 months ago | reply

      Ti auguro un buon Natale Francesco.
      Ti abbraccio.

    6. Our View Photography 95 months ago | reply

      Grazie e Buon Natale a voi il mio amico

    7. P. Suesskind 94 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors!

    8. SteveClick-Photography [deleted] 94 months ago | reply

      Nice Capture!

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    9. joleta 90 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot, Love the colors and I especially like the information you supply with your shots. Your photostream is amazing, you have an amazing eye. Congratulatiions!

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