I highly suggest visiting the G2 Gallery on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice Beach. It's a lovely gallery with mostly nature and wildlife photography. All of their proceeds as well go to different charitable environmental organizations. They have a main gallery upstairs and also a nice giftshop with a few photographs in the reception area.
This is a lovely little street full of surprises. I recommend visiting some of the art galleries for some culture and maybe a coffee at Abbot's Habit, the local indie coffee house. Then go eat at either Three Corner Bakery for some delicious food or Jin Patisserie for tea and cakes. The e shops are also a treat!
Now here is a shot! This man in venice Beach pictured is walking of with a colorful Italian landscape (that looks like la citta di Venezia)
If you are looking for something more original, there are dozens of artists that sells their unique pieces.
Vendors and artists of Venice (some of the latter are very loosely so) will try hard to get your vacation money. Yet, she is an artistic arena where really talented artists showcase their work. Expect offerings of their work to not be cheap but not terribly expensive. In most cases, the artwork is worthy for established galleries.
The stretch from Redondo Beach to Santa Monica Beach (approx 20 miles) has great bicycle path for cycling and roller skating. Surfing along the way as well. There are a number of equipment rental along the pedestrian walkways.
I like the stretch from Venice Beach to Manhattan Beach (heading south). It has far fewer people and more beautiful scenery.
Absolutely no point in putting this picture in other than saying sorry to all my aficionados readers for the nonsenses I started writing in this page.
I had one aim here:
- build a page as large as possible
The problem was:
- About Venice is really hard to find something to say, especially having been there for just few hours
The additional problem was:
- it is 3 AM, and I'm not completely aware of what I'm writing.
Sorry, or not, it depends on if you like it.
If you do, I'll keep on writing nonsenses in all the future USA pages.
In italy we say "man adviced, half saved", more or less, so it's up to you. Let me know
This was maybe the loveliest corner of that road.
So nice that it was almost as nice as Porto Cervo in sardinia, Italy is....
One should be happy watching at it but that was not our feeling at the moment.
Anticipation, fear, resignation.
Those were the feelings we had standing in front of that entrance.
We were sure that the girls were there, and that would have meant to:
- enter the shop
- find the woman
- following her all over the shop
- giving her a sensed opinion about every single dress she may find
- waiting for her to try all the dresses of the shop
- pay the cost of the first dress she have found.
Lucky we were that the girls weren't actually there.
Well, being a man, I live with desolation and great concern the idea to have to go for "a walk to have some shopping".
Ladies love to do it but this is a real torture for rude men.
If you are alone with her, you're finished.
If there are more people including other boys, maybe the solution is to remain behind and slowly fade away from ladies' sight. That is what we did when we find a custom cars exhibition including this one, that MUST belong to the Pink Panther.
When you were a child, did your parents bring you to the beach?
Did they always forced you to wear those stupid hats?
Did they forced you to waste your time using tons of sun protection creams on your delicate skin?
Now you know why they did that. Because they loved you, because they didn't want you to cook your head so that, once grown, you decide to become a juggler like this stupid guy. I caught him when he was on top of that ladder since 15 minutes already.
Tishomingoblues member kissed by an heavenly light here.
It's true, no way for you to think that this is an overexposed picture!
The reason for uploading this picture actually difficult to find, let's say then that she loved to be photographed in front of a small shop selling mobile phones and related products.
1) tell me who in the world should buy a phone in a place like that
2) don't blame her, she's an engineer like me...
I come second to nobody in forgetting the name of places, streets, squares and so on, so here am I in writing a nonsense here about a place I cannot remember.
Formally, the reason that brought me to upload this picture is to show the only square I found along that market-road.
Seems to be no one there, and this is actually because NO ONE was really there.
I ensure you that in any other place of the road, rivers of people flow endlessly (even poetic!)
Along the market there are a number of basketball fields for private people to enjoy.
So many boys there wanting to play or teams waiting for their turn to have a match.
Actually I haven't seen champions there, but only people having fun under the warm sun of California.
I took me a long time to take this picture and the result is not even among the best.
I'm an amateur photographer, so forgive me.
Close to the beach, actually immediately behind it, there is a large area, along a pedestrian road, literally full of shops selling souvenirs for tourists, any kind of food and so on.
People fill this area starting from about noon, so don't go early in the morning because it may appear to you like a post-atomic scenario.
Quite happy to saying it (being italian and knowing common places about the italian security) BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS!
Watch a beautiful sunset at Venice! Walk along the famous boardwalk & you never know what you may find. I came across this intriguing sight of wood pylons jutting from the wind swept sand. It was a nice place to watch the setting sun over the Pacific.
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...
There is a very nice skate park here, so if you come as a family, let the kids bring their boards along.
That makes plenty to do with the beach, and swimming, lots of shops on the Walkway, cycle on the cycleway, and skate on the skateway.
A family could easily spend a day here and be suitably entertained.
Come early to get a carpark nearby.
We only used to hotel as sleeping place. most of the time we spend in LA. We could park the car...more
Beautiful rooms with marble type surrounds to the sink and dressing table. Large choice of breakfast...more
2819 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, California, 90291, United States
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples