Last week I finally made it back to Venice Beach after 3 years. I fell in love with this place when I visited for the first time in 2012 and have been dying to go back after my last visit in 2014. I stayed at the wonderful Samesun Venice Beach, right at the beach, Boardwalk… Read More Los Angeles. Back to Venice Beach!
During my last visit to Venice Beach I took a walk along the canals just like I did when I firt visited Venice Beach in 2012. I love the tranquillity of the neighborhood, the nature and looking at all those beautifuls houses, small or large, with different architectural styles. Most of the houses have small… Read More Los Angeles. A walk along the Venice Beach Canals. Part II
1. Take a walk along the famous Venice Beach boardwalk. Shop or dine, listen to the musicians and see the street performers: // 2. Relax at the beach, enjoy the California sun and the Pacific Ocean: // 3. Admire the street art of Venice by local artists like Rip Cronk or Jonas Never and internationally known ones such as Vhils and see some… Read More 15 things to do in Venice Beach.
“This is the end. This is as far as you can go. After this it all starts over again.” Tony Hendra looking out over the Pacific “The boardwalk is like the beating heart of America. You can be normal; you can be strange. It’s so rad.” Sean O’Keefe “I might love a man, but I… Read More Venice Beach. Like a dream I remember from an easier time…
The Venice Skatepark is located directly on the beach, next to the Art Walls and where the Boardwalk meets Windward Avenue.
Abott Kinney Boulevard is one of the hippest streets in Los Angeles and the perfect spot for (window-) shopping, people watching and dining in Venice Beach. “In 1990, West Washington was renamed to Abbot Kinney, after the man who built the Venice Canals. Throughout the years it has been developed by the diligence of the… Read More Venice Beach. A walk along Abbot Kinney Boulevard.
On my second day in Venice Beach I walked along the beach from the Venice Beach Pier towards Marina del Rey. At the end of the beach you’ll get to the Ballona Creek and the opening of the huge Marina of Del Rey. For my walk back to Venice I chose the walkway along the… Read More Marina del Rey / Venice Beach. A walk along the Ballona Lagoon.
The art initiative “Beautify Earth” commissions public and private art projects from previously overlooked and unempowered sources for the purpose of instilling community pride in impoverished or neglected communities, such as Rockaway Beach in New York, South Central in Los Angeles and the Lincoln Boulevard in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. On the latter one… Read More Santa Monica / Venice Beach. Beautify Earth and the Corner Of Love.
^^ The famous Jim Morrison mural “Morning Shot”on Speedway by Rip Cronk. ^^ ^^ “Freedumb” on Main Street by Jules Muck. ^^ ^^ Abraham Lincoln and a Rose on the corner of Rose Avenue and Lincoln Blvd. ^^ ^^ “Venice Kinesis” from 2010 by Rip Cronk ^^ ^^ A tribute to Marijuana activist and… Read More Venice Beach. Street Art. Part III.
^^ A Arnold Schwarzenegger mural by Jonas Never on Speedway, right behind Muscle Beach, his former stomping ground. ^^ ^^ Dennis Hopper on the corner of Horizon and Main Street ^^ ^^ Hearts of Oak by Jesse Hazelip on Main Street ^^ Street art pictures from my last visit in 2012 can be found in this… Read More Venice Beach. Street Art. Part II.