3 hours ago
Aug 21, 2010
I applaud the New World's audacity to appropriate the names of Old World places. New York, New York. Paris, Texas. Venice, California. Generally these impostors bear little resemblance to the originals. The two Venices at least have one thing in common: they are both overrun by tourists and sightseers.
There are many beaches along the coast of greater Los Angeles, and they all have their own unique identities. Venice Beach is the freaky one. The is where out of town tourists go to see LA-la Land as advertised. Most of L.A. is disappointingly normal, but not Venice Beach.