After Irma, South Florida’S Fairy Tale Estate Looks Affected By An Evil Spell

After Irma, South Florida’s Fairy Tale Estate Looks Stricken By An Evil SpellEnlarge this image toggle caption Anderson Gonzalez/Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Anderson Gonzalez/Vizcaya Museum and GardensIt looks like a fairy tale palace.
With its pink stucco walls and massive coral stone terraces, the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a beloved South Florida landmark that has drawn Miamians for 60 years.
But since getting blasted by Hurricane Irma, the estate more resembles the part in the fairy tale after an evil spell is cast, and the forest overgrows the castle.
“Thousands upon thousands of young women have had their quinceaƱera pictures here,” Hoffman says.
When you walk through the once-meticulously-landscaped formal gardens, it looks as if the storm flung dumpsters of filthy compost all over them.

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