Venice Beach

View of the Santa Monica Pier

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Sunday was at beautiful day at Venice Beach not a cloud in the sky, no smog, you could actually see Catalina Island!
So this week my theme of the week will be guess what… Venice Beach!
Here’s a little history about Venice Beach for those of you that have only seen it on television.

The world famous Venice Beach Board Walk is not to be missed. If you are visiting the Los Angeles area, you owe it to yourself to come to Southern California’s number one visitor attraction. Stretching about one a half miles along the manicured sands of the Pacific Ocean, the boardwalk is a large part of what makes Venice unique. On the west side of the “walk” are hundreds of street vendors and performers. You can see everything from break-dancing to broken glass walking. Mimes to musicians, jugglers to jesters and everything in between make up the human landscape. You can have your fortune read, get a temporary tattoo or have your name written on a grain of rice. If souvenirs is what you are after then the boardwalk is the place to go. The Westside offers unique arts and crafts, odds and ends and one of kinds only obtainable here. Paintings, photos, rocks of various sorts and sculptures are among the popular offerings. On the Eastside are the store fronts of the boardwalk. Here you will find every sort of t-shirt under the sun. From the politically motivated to sexually charged to the plain old Venice Beach t-shirt there is sure to be one for everybody. In addition, there are tattoo and piercing stores, skate and surf shops, medical marijuana dispensaries and more. You can buy sun glasses, vaporizers, beer and shoes. This is all in addition to the large selection of restaurants, juice spots and bars. In summary, packed into its one and a half mile, the boardwalk has more diversity in demographics and retail then probably anywhere else in the world. There is reason it so famous. Come and see for yourself!
Quote of the Day:
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. — Frederick Keonig

About michaeldthomasphotography

I’m a professional photographer based in southern California, specializing in wedding, fashion, model portfolios, glamour, portrait, event photography and photojournalism and event photography.
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2 Responses to Venice Beach

  1. Hey I was there last week.

    And yes I do now have my blog situated and the link on my name should now go to the right site. Try it out and let me know if it works!

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