Sergio Cabrera

Sergio Cabrera

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Wynwood: street art in Miami

Between the Design District and Downtown Miami there is an open-air art gallery. Giant caricatures, hyperrealist paintings and all types of fantastic drawings come to life in the buildings and walls of Wynwood, an old zone of desolated warehouses that today has been transformed into one of the most picturesque barrios of the United States. Wynwood Walls, the epicenter of this hotbed of graffiti, also exhibits works by world renowned artists like Invader, Kenny Scharf and Shephard Fairey, thus becoming a modern street art museum.

Photo: Sergio Cabrera

Everglades, “Florida’s Reed Bed”

During Spain’s dominion over Florida its name was Cañaveral de la Florida (Florida’s Reed Bed). Everglades, its current name in English, meaning ever light green in allusion to the swampy zone of the land, whose major part is flooded and covered in high grass. For some the Everglades is not strictly speaking a swamp but rather a sort of big river, since its freshwater is not stagnant but rather slowly flows from north to south, between tall reeds and trees. Nowadays it is an attractive zone for tourism and excursions by the locals. There are several points to get excursions on boats. They are called airboats because they are propelled by large fans. Wild animals can be seen on the tour, especially crocodiles, which sometimes reach the canals going into the city and take out their prehistoric heads far from the peaceful Everglades, once the “Cañaveral de la Florida.”

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