Venice Beach...according to my Frommer's guide some place I had to visit while in L.A., if for no other reason than to people watch the zany surfers, skaters, rollerbladers and salespeople along this stretch of shoreline. But on the day I visited, it was foggy and not so warm, and the crowd was thinned just enough to take some photographs of the softer side of this beautiful length of beach.
Artistic trompe l'oeil on the side of a building.
Looking North down the beach...
Day of the Dead skulls, hand painted, for sale along the boardwalk.
Looking South toward the pier...a slight fog and some extra waves meant the surfers were out.
Lots and lots of friendly pigeons.
Funky sunglasses for sale.
Happy Face kitesurfer and row of seagulls.
Hope you enjoyed visiting Venice Beach with me...you can read more about the Beach and various neighborhoods of Venice, as well as its history, here. :)