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
The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles is made of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theater, the Mark Taper Forum and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The “Peace on Earth” sculpture stands in themiddle of its main square, the Music Center Plaza. The sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz was dedicated in 1969 and is surrounded by 280 jets that… Read More Los Angeles. Music Center. Peace On Earth sculpture & fountain.
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 Bergamot Station in Santa Monica is the largest art gallery and cultural complex in Southern California. The former rail depot hosts about 30 galleries, a cafè, some shops and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. About the history of the Bergamot Station: “Bergamot Station is the historical name for the site on which the gallery complex… Read More Santa Monica. Bergamot Station and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
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.
Union Station is by far one of the most beautiful train stations I’ve ever been to. From the outside it looks more like a church, surrounded by tall palm trees, but the true beauty is inside: the old waiting room with chandeliers, terracotta tiles and marble, leather seats and high windows. Union Station opened in… Read More Los Angeles. Union Station.
Tongva Park is a newly built park in Downtown Santa Monica, close to the beach, the Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade and Santa Monica Place. Named for the Tongva people who have lived in the Los Angeles area for thousands of years, the park provides lawns and walkways, picnic tables, fountains, playgounds and futuristic… Read More Santa Monica. The Tongva Park.