Pompano Beach Opens First Parking Garage

Today the City of Pompano Beach will have a ceremony (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm) to officially open its first parking garage to the public. The Pier Parking Garage is close to the beach on the lot where the old library and fire station used to be be (near NE 3rd Street.)


Fish Sculptures in Pompano Beach

Painted Pompano

“The Painted Pompano series is Pompano Beach’s first large public art installation. The project consists of 12 five foot tall fish sculptures which are being placed at various locations throughout the City. Each of the Painted Pompano sculptures has been individualized by artists in a variety of styles and finishes…” (SOURCE: City of Pompano Beach)

I photographed these sculptures today while visiting the Pompano Beach Library near A1A.

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Bleak Morning on Hollywood Beach

It was cloudy and bleak this morning but I still decided to take a long overdue walk on Hollywood Broadwalk. The sun showed its face a few times but I was able to get some great shots without the harsh sunshine. Here are three of the better photos.

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The View from Riverwalk Park

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is the organization that manages Riverwalk Linear Park. The park runs along the New River in Fort Lauderdale and offers spactacular views of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

I stopped by the western end of the park at lunch time and came away with some decent shots. Here are a few taken near The Performing Arts Centre.

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All Aboard Florida Fort Lauderdale

The construction of the Fort Lauderdale Station of All Aboard Florida started a few weeks ago. Here is what the site looks like today (Dec 11th). The second photo is of downtown Fort Lauderdale east of the construction site.

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The Quiet Part of Hollywood Beach

The population of South Florida has grown to 6 million recently and many locals have seen and felt the effects. The roads are more congested and access to popular attractions is more difficult.

Surprisingly many parks in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade are fairly quiet on weekdays. Hollywood North Beach Park at A1A and Sheridan Street is worth a visit if you have never been there. Just a few steps east of the park is Hollywood Beach. This part of Hollywood Beach is considered the “quiet end” by many because it does not get the traffic that is seen near the beach at Johnson Street. I like visiting early in the mornings or late in the afternoons. Stop by when you can.


Tower View at Anne Kolb Nature Center

Today was the day I was waiting for for weeks. It was a sunny and cool December day with few clouds in sight.

I was on A1A in Hollywood when I decided to stop by Anne Kolb Nature Center to get some photos from the observation tower. The view from about 70 feet up is spectacular on a clear sunny day. Here are some of the photos I took today while at Anne Kolb Nature Center.

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