Mini Slideshow below of the colouful characters around Venice Beach
Here's a very 'mini' slideshow view of 'life in Venice Beach'
Here's another intersting aspect of Venice Beach. See a Medical Doctor, tell them you have a medical condition (stress related) and get pescribed some maijuana - it' that easy. These 'DR OFFICE's' are all along the Venice Beach boulevard (not in Santa Monica), and the people outside trying to get you in - all 'high as a kite'. After all this is 'Venice Beach!'
Yep, this is Venice Beach with everyone trying to make a dollar. Buskers, homeless, druggies etc, it's all about 'targeting the tourist'.
You know when you start to arrive towards Venice Beach and you don't really need this sign to tell you that. The whole atmosphere changes and you feel the difference in the air. Santa Monica is beautiful, upmarket and clean. Venice Beach although interesting and full of character is full of people trying to 'make a dollar' out of anything and everything. This includes homeless people, druggies trying to support their habits and alot of unstable people in general.
A Kiwi living in Australia
Julie White /
I love street photography and capturing the context of our everyday life and then, writing the 'stories' that go with the images.