Fort Lauderdale: the City

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Our drive to the airrport to take that classified flight.

Fort Lauderdale is a small city (understatement) in Florida, everything is within close proximity . . . I got the distinct feeling being in it that it is a rather wealthy city with an edge on fashion and art. Even though I missed a scheduled tour of the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, most of the places I chanced to see had great impressions of art, from the buildings to the roads, the restaurants, shops, water fronts, to mention but a few. The main connecting street of Las Olas Boulevard exposes the grand towers of commercial banking, accommodation and businesses of an upper market nature. In addition to the beautiful surroundings, the water channels, or rivers, canals (not sure what to call them) create such captivating scenes. I must admit I saw much of Fort Lauderdale from up in the air aboard a G4 flight as we headed north towards Fort Pierce. Fort Lauderdale reminded me greatly of Amsterdam and the reclaimed lands, the water canals and beautiful sidewalks.

Views of Fort Lauderdale taken from the window of a private plane as we flew north to Fort Pierce.
  Amsterdam aside, I could see why it is referred to as the Venice of the United States: a canal city altogether.  Fort Lauderdale is commonly referred to as the Venice of America, to understand why, one must view the city both on land and from above, what I saw from the windows of the G4 and the Continental flight on my arrival in Florida was awe inspiring. The private Yachts packed right outside of beautiful homes, the beautiful convertible cars, and multi-million dollar homes. For the East Coast, no other city beats Fort Lauderdale in yachting, I understood why it is also the capital of East Coast yachting. I did not see the International Swimming Hall of Fame, but it is located in Fort Lauderdale.

Some of the recommended attractions in the Fort Lauderdale area include: 1.

Joanne and I on Las Olas Boulevard
Pier Sixty Six (Joanne and I drove past it as we went to the beach; I should revisit it the next time around. It came highly recommended).

2. Las Olas Boulevard which was also the location of our meet-up restaurant -Yolo: Las Olas Boulevard is a glamorous area that features shops, galleries, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs; it draws the hip and happening in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. It has a very very Mediterranean influence and displays a large green space. This is definitely a place for viewing as well as finding out the latest styles and enjoying the sights and sounds of an upscale crowd in Florida.

 

To be continued . . .

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Joanne and I on Las Olas Boulevard
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Joanne on Las Olas Boulevard
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Las Olas Boulevard
Las Olas Boulevard
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
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The Irish bar and restaurant at t…
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Me at aLas Olas Waterfront
Me at aLas Olas Waterfront
beautiful flowers at thw waterfront
beautiful flowers at thw waterfront
Joanne at the waterfront
Joanne at the waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas Waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Las Olas waterfront
Our posh transportation
Our posh transportation
Our posh transportation
Our posh transportation
Our glam driver :) She did an incr…
Our glam driver :) She did an inc…
The three police cars at the airpo…
The three police cars at the airp…
The city views as we headed to Joa…
The city views as we headed to Jo…
The city views as we headed to Joa…
The city views as we headed to Jo…
The city views as we headed to Joa…
The city views as we headed to Jo…
Driving home from the airport
Driving home from the airport
At kinkos getting our name tags ma…
At kinkos getting our name tags m…
Laminating the names
Laminating the names
All done and heading home
All done and heading home
Hmmm, the best rum I have had afte…
Hmmm, the best rum I have had aft…
You think we had enough to drink?
You think we had enough to drink?
Joannes cat
Joanne's cat