Wednesday August 15, 2007

Jonathan’s got a nice photo taken from the Virginia Key bridge. Left to right: Port of Miami, South Beach (tall buildings), Fisher Island (squatter buildings), Virginia Key Beach Park, and the Pusty Relican. The water is the Biscayne Bay aquatic preserve. Don’t miss the link to the big version. Compare also the google map view (the view is roughly East-Northeast).

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  1. nonee moose    Wed Aug 15, 06:17 PM #  

    I thought it was called Rickenbacker Causeway. Did I miss something?

  2. Alex    Wed Aug 15, 06:47 PM #  

    And “Rusty” Pelican. But “pusty” interestingly enough, means “empty” in Polish.

  3. Biscayne Bystander    Wed Aug 15, 09:02 PM #  

    Nice pics Jonathan.

  4. alesh    Wed Aug 15, 10:53 PM #  

    nonee~ I think the VKB is a section of the Rickenbacker. In other words, it would have been less specific to say it was the RC. But I’m not really sure, and I didn’t really think about it.

    Alex~ Wouldn’t want Canadians googling the RP winding up here now, would we?

  5. Alex    Wed Aug 15, 11:27 PM #  

    Of course not. You’ll already get all the ones googling Bouth Seach.

  6. Jonathan    Wed Aug 15, 11:39 PM #  

    Thanks. The caption was getting a bit long, but maybe I’ll add “Rickenbacker Causeway” for the search engines.

  7. alesh    Wed Aug 15, 11:59 PM #  

    omg — “Bouth Seach” — i’m totally stealing that.

  8. nonee moose    Thu Aug 16, 10:28 AM #  

    Makes sense, Alesh. But, I’m pretty sure they would have named the bridge after some person by now, like Miriam Alonso or Frank Bolanos.

  9. alesh    Thu Aug 16, 11:46 AM #  


    Of course — it’s called the William M. Powell Bridge. Come to think of it, I have no idea why I didn’t just call it that to begin with.

    Anyone know who William M. Powell is?