Aug 21, 2010

Venice, California

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.


dive said...

Scrivens, Vanda! Was that Buddha on the mobility scooter?

The thing that cracks me up the most about American movies is where they show the Grand Canal and caption it "Venice, Italy" or the Eiffel Tower captioned "Paris, France" as if we'd get them confused with their US counterparts. Sheesh!
Unless of course I am missing something and most Americans really do have the geographical skills of Sarah Palin.

Petrea said...

Love the videos. Be sure to mention to the tourists that they probably shouldn't go to that part of Venice Beach at night. At least I think that's still the case, is it not?

Our Venice has canals, too. Homes along the canals are tres expensive. You can go there at night. It's lovely.

altadenahiker said...

I guess that's why the Brits have cities with names such as Weston-super-Mare, and that way you'll never get it confused with any place you'd like to visit.

-K- said...

I think its time for me to make another visit to Venice again. Maybe this weekend.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I fell madly in love at the corner of Brooks and Pacific Ave; still am but living elsewhere

krishna consciousness rules!