Key West, Florida

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Key West, Florida

Key West is a two-by-four-mile island.

Ocean Highway


“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

Hemingway House


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


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

Sculpture Garden


The Key West sculpture garden at Mallory Square; Ernest Hemingway statue


A bird and a statue at Key West sculpture garden at Mallory Square



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Related reading

Weekend In Miami: An Overview. Gadling.com.
36 Hours in Key West, Fla. NYTimes, 04/2007.
Key West's dead raised to learn their secrets. CNN, 11/2007.
36 Hours in Key West, Fla. - NYTimes.com http://goo.gl/lNSpC
Related reading: Hemingway at Sea - New Books About Ernest Hemingway - NYTimes, 2011.

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