Sunday, September 16, 2012

A rumble in the Venice jungle

Police presence should not surprise anyone in Venice Beach - a place where the homeless hang and nefarious trades are made.

Vendors line the streets ready to sell or just hang their flag.

You may need a quick shower but that is for paying customers.

Anywhere you go, art is exploding off the walls - like these amazing, funny murals I saw.

Then at 20 Westminster St, I saw this vampirish, baroque looking house called "El Bordello de Alexandra," and I don't know if they have paying customers....but it looks forboding doesn't it?
The history of Venice Beach goes back to the developing of Venice Beach by Abbott Kinney some 100 years ago. Today it has the feel of amusement, and a scarier, fringe element.

Well worth a check out.

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