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Walking through colour [Wynwood, Miami]

Wynwood Miami via Onetinyleap

As you drive into Miami, you can’t miss Wynwood’s glorious colourful and eclectic buildings standing proud in the midst of the city’s pristine white high-rises. And you can’t resist visiting it.

Wynwood gives Miami a different edge. It is hip without being in-your-face, and hugely creative, with artworks on exhibit on every bit of wall space available, each with its own personality and style. The former Puerto-Rican area is bursting with energy, ideas and life. I hope it hasn’t overshadowed the local community, because as far as neighbourhood re-births, this looks like a good way to do it.

MIAMI-20We visited Wynwood early in the morning, right on time to pick up a rich coffee and a croissant at Panther Coffee to give us a much-needed caffeine boost, vital for walking around under the blazing Miami sunshine. This café felt like the right place to be, good lookin’, with a great variety of coffee and full of people working on their laptops or meeting up with friends.

To start off our little wander in the area, we entered the gates of Wynwood Walls, an open-air gallery where you can find works by very well-renowned street artists such as Vhils (see more here) and Shepard Fairey, but also discover lesser-known, but still incredibly talented artists. A great place to start exploring the area, full of creativity and inspiring pieces. It’s not too hard on the kids either as this place is so much fun that it feels like a playground to them. It can be a bit dull for them outside Wynwood Walls, so make sure you take their buggy/scooter so they’re entertained while you’re walking around.

As you exit, try to just get a little bit lost in the neighbourhood, explore backstreets, and take it all in.

And for an extra dash of inspiration, visit Plant the Future – one of the most interesting and beautifully done shops I’ve seen.

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Wynwood Miami via onetinyleap

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Wynwood is just a small piece of Miami’s coolness, but it’s a big reason to love this place. What’s the street art like in your city?

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  • So much colour! What a place to live and vacation. I regret not getting to Miami when I was in the states. Thanks for linking up with #SundayTraveler.

    • one tiny leap

      To be honest I hadn’t expected much from it but it totally blew me away. The friendliest people we’ve met too, all in all a great place. Thanks for hosting #SundayTraveler 🙂

  • I love these! Such amazing colours and joy seems to just scream from them all.

  • The sale prices are noted by color, and categorized as follows: … whole shelf dedicated to $50 sneakers, slippers, and more, so definitely hit that up first when you walk in…

  • I just read an article about a music festival there but didn’t realize that the street art was so awesome. Gorgeous photos!

  • What fab photos – I had a very flying visit to Wynwood years ago but it looks far more impressive now. And I’d never thought of it for kids but of course they’d love the colours. #citytripping

  • What great street art. There’s so much to capture the imagination of little people and keep them walking despite the heat 🙂 #citytripping

  • Wander Mum

    Awesome street art with stunning colours. Absolutely wonderful to look at. A very cool place to visit. When I finally get to Miami – I must check it out. Thanks for linking to #citytripping