Miami Beach just celebrated another year of the preservation of the art deco district. Today’s thriving South Beach art deco distrct was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Since that time, the historic properties have undergone many renovations to update the dilapidated structures while retaining their original architectural characteristics and charm. This photo of the Congress hotel is a classic landmark on Ocean Drive in the center of the art deco district. Once a year, Ocean Drive is closed to traffic for the Art Deco Weekend street fair; its the best time to photograph these iconic buildings without the distractions of vehicular traffic.
If you like this art, check it out in the Art Gallery.