|Key West, Florida|
Key West is a two-by-four-mile island.
“Ocean highway”, U.S. route 1 starts at Key West. Many people choose to drive the 155-mile route from Miami to Key West. The island is actually closer to Cuba than to Miami. The Ocean highway passes over several keys inhabited by the endangered key deer. Recent estimates put the its population between 300 and 800.
Key West Lighthouse
The Key West lighthouse
The Hemingway house in Key West.
A view of the garden from the second floor veranda. The Key West lighthouse is seen in the distance. Related reading: Hemingway at Sea - New Books About Ernest Hemingway - NYTimes, 2011.
One of the polydactyl cats at the Hemingway House
Ivan - one of the polydactyl cats at the Hemingway House
The Southernmost House and Point
The Southernmost House in Key West
The Southernmost point of the U.S. is in Key West. From here, it is only 90 miles to Cuba and 150 miles to Miami
Sunset Celebration at Key West Harbor
A cruise ship at Key West harbor
Sunset in Key West is a part of the tourist industry. There are plenty of boats who take tourists on a “sunset cruise” in the harbor
Sunset at Key West harbor
Mallory Square is located just next to the sunset deck in Key West, at the beginning of Duval Street
A sponge man at the Sponge Market; Seashells at a Mallory Square shop. The large pink conch (pronounced like “honk”) is the symbol of the Conch Republic of Key West
The Key West sculpture garden at Mallory Square; Ernest Hemingway statue
A bird and a statue at Key West sculpture garden at Mallory Square