Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Venetian Causeway

The Venetian Islands are a chain of artificial islands in Biscayne Bay near Miami Beach, Florida. The islands are, from west to east: Biscayne Island, San Marco Island, San Marino Island, Di Lido Island, Rivo Alto Island, and Belle Isle. Flagler Monument Island remains an uninhabited picnic island, originally built in 1920 as a memorial to railroad pioneer Henry Flagler.

The islands are connected by bridges from the Miami mainland to Miami Beach. Today, the Venetian Causeway is a popular stretch for people to jog, ride bikes, walk dogs and stroll. The islands offer residents a suburb feel that is uniquely located between (and within minutes of) Miami Beach's famed South Beach and Miami's new Carnival Center of Performing Arts.

This photo of the abodes of the rich, possibly famous and/or powerful is taken from the San Marco island, on the Venetian Causeway. Maimi Beach is on the left, Miami is on the right and the water is that of Biscayne Bay.

San Marco Island

1 comment:

h2Bn said...

The Venetian is my favorite causeway. Thanks for writing about it here!

I also like the Broad Causeway in North Miami. When you're heading east there is this beautiful visa of Biscayne Bay on the right. A wide grassy swath, a small dock, pelicans the bay, the skyline. Ahhh...