Two Giant Illuminated Fish on the Beach: Holiday Lights Fort Lauderdale Style


Holiday lights in New York and Taiwan are done a little more traditionally than how you might find lights done in Florida, especially Fort Lauderdale-style. The two giant illuminated fish on Fort Lauderdale Beach, at the corner of A1A at Las Olas, is constructed from 20,000 recycled bottles. The one-of-a-kind display to celebrate the holidays and highlight environmental sustainability stands at over 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide.

The larger-than-life fish were constructed using recycled bottles collected locally from hundreds of special events, restaurants, stores and businesses.  When night falls, the fish are illuminated with a rainbow of vibrant colors, creating a captivating “must see” visual attraction for residents and visitors.

The inspiration for the signature sculpture came from a similar piece developed on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.

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