Miami, Ocean Drive

One of the old cars parked in front of the Casablanca hotel on the Ocean Drive, Miami.

The southern tip of Miami Beach Island is home to the Art Deco National Historic District. Ocean Drive is a strip of hotels with characteristic rounded corners, vivid colors ( mainly blue and yellow ) and geometric ornamentation.
The hotels were completed in the 1920's but
Ocean Drive soon became associated with liquor and gambling ( Al Capone was a frequent guest here ). Then much of the Art Deco district had become a slum but it experienced an unprecedented revival in the late 80's which some partially attribute to the success of the TV show "Miami Vice."

Shot on the early morning Sept., 6th 2009.