By Sarah Zeleya, Senior
SW 8th Street, also known as Calle Ocho, is the Cuban center of Miami with vibrant colors and lively latin music placed in the neighborhood Little Havana. Latin American restaurants and galleries line the street.
The inspiration for these photos comes from how the street preserves the genuine and relaxed feeling of Cuba that allows for locals to connect to their Hispanic roots and for tourists to gain an intimate glimpse into the culture.
This is an example of one of the many colorful buildings with Cuba inspired paintings that line the street.
The vivid and decorative rooster draws pedestrians in towards to local cafe.
The mural signifies the sense of community that the street brings to those who visit.
This is the famous rooster that greets visitors as they enter Calle Ocho.
This is another example of the various murals thats artists were able to paint onto the sides of buildings.
The side of the welcome center introduces those who pass by the neighborhood the street is on, Little Havana.