Winter Park is blessed with a system of interconnected lakes and Venetian-style canals, so maybe it’s time Orlando got a little bit wet and embraced its water-based real estate.
Following an uptick in fish deaths on the lake when they were caught discharging untreated wastewater, Hanoi authorities reportedly shut down all business and farming activities on the water and relocated all of the floating restaurants offsite in 2017. Where they’ve stayed ever since, near Nhat Chieu Street with a number of other abandoned boats.
Redditors are calling for the boats to be saved and sharing photos of the various barges sitting idle, with one of them even coming with a fleet of swan boats.
Would you like to see one of these restored and sitting at a dock in The City Beautiful? What would you do with one if you had the means to restore it and activate it locally? Tell us in the comments.
The City of Orlando has previously shared with Bungalower that house boats are allowed within city limits as long as they have an operating motor aboard and were launched from a private boatlaunch. Could you see yourself living in one of these palatial barges?