It's well-known that Venice takes its name from Venice, Italy, whose canals inspired Abbott Kinney to create a new Venice by the sea. But it's definitely its own thing now.
On a crisp Friday afternoon, I had the place nearly to myself. I was taken by the architecture—a mix of modern, Spanish, bungalow and funky—and tried to capture a little bit of everyday life here. I peeked into backyards and picture windows and into rowboats that the locals use for getting around or just an evening cruise.
It's nice knowing there's this little "Italian" gem right in my neighborhood,
no planes required.
Accessible by Venice or Washington Blvds., near Dell Ave. | Venice, CA