in and around venice

March 5, 2012 |  Category:   life travels

Some more photos of Venice. The narrow alleys and the canals lined with some interesting architecture make for fun walks.


Happy Monday. Back to the grind, yes?

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  • Mariella March 5, 2012 at 1:16 am

    never been to l.a. (except for the airport) but Venice is one of the places I’d like to visit, it looks so sunny and bright over there! beautiful pics

  • Marie March 5, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Wonderful looking town! Glad you had a good time! Marie 🙂

  • chickything March 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

    I live in L.A. and yet ive been to venice only once. Thanks for reminding me to go back.

  • Caddy March 5, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Lovely photos. Seeing the houses backing canals it clicked in my head why the area is called Venice (one of my DUH moments). It also reminds me of the set of Valentine’s Day the film.

  • gail March 5, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Wow…No wonder Claudine wants to live there!

  • Meghann Chapman March 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I love how the old windows were used in the alley. Nice touch. I bet the walk was lovely; all of them, actually. Ah, yes, back to the grind, indeed. I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself.

  • Atsuko March 5, 2012 at 11:00 am

    It looks a very interesting place to visit. I would like to check it out when I have a chance to visit. Which coast would you like to live more, East Coast or West Coast?

  • Kiana March 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Some of these pictures remind me of Miami. Especially the one with the canal and the colorful boats. I’m glad you guys are back!

  • Sophia March 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I’ve been to Venice before when I was visiting my friend in L.A. (actually my first and only visit of the States) but I never discovered this beauty! I remember though seeing this film with similar views of the canals and always wondered where that was…I guess I know now!

  • Sora March 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I’m glad your girls had such a magical time in L.A. They got a good dose of the West side life. L.A. is so spread out that there is definitely a cultural shift from the West side, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, to the San Gabriel Valley (like Pasadena) and downtown. As a former resident of Santa Monica, thank you for posting all the great pics. My former pre-child self still misses it. Pasadena is our home now and it is truly like a slice of the midwest in Los Angeles (and no regrets on raising our family here).

  • Tragic Sandwich March 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love, love, love the Venice canals! I’d heard of them, but had never been until I got off the bus, got completely turned around, and wandered around aimlessly for a while trying to get to my planned destination.

    Of course, that was also my favorite way to explore New York when I lived in the area. . . .

  • Susan March 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    If only LA was public transportation friendly. Great photos.

  • Tragic Sandwich March 6, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Yeah, you can get around on public transit, but it’s much more complex that it ought to be. Fortunately Venice (like the Westside in general) has pretty good coverage due to overlapping systems–but even there, it could be better.

  • Jenna March 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    @Atsuko In a perfect world I’d live in both ha!