Gold's Gym, Venice
The original Gold's Gym where Arnold used to be pumping iron has been closed for many years, but the building still remains and can be seen on the east side of Pacific, south of Rose, north of Westminster.
On Hampton, just east of Main Street and south of Rose, you'll find Gold's Gym, aka The Mecca of Body Building. Inside, you'll find thousands of pounds of testosterone bulging muscle, and those are just the women! Outside, in the parking lot you can have your Benzes, BMWs and Ferraris receive the attention of the detailing crew that will pamper your baby while you pump it up inside. The best time to go to work out is late at night, after 9 pm, when it is not as crowded.
At the Renaissance building on Rose and Main, you'll find this grotesque giant ballerina crowned with a clown head. The Renaissance houses dozen's of condos that once were fairly affordable. I kick myself for not buying a place there ten years ago...