Venice Beach By Dotan Saguy

Here: Jenna carefully watches two giant boa constrictors that their owner, a street performer she barely knows, entrusted to her. She is careful to keep the one snake wrapped around exercise bars to prevent a wound in the animal’s mouth from touching the sand and getting infected. Continue reading »

Striking Black And White Photographs Of Venice Beach Eccentrics In 1984


© Claudio Edinger

In 1984, Brazilian photographer Claudio Edinger documented the rainbow of oddballs who called the countercultural Southern California beach neighborhood home. The photographs he took of the denizens of Venice Beach in their natural habitat: a bodybuilder in the surf, a roller skater soaring over an aging skateboarder, beachgoers showering off after a day in the sun. Continue reading »

Beautiful Color Pictures Of Venice From The 1890s

These astonishing images offer a rare brightly-colored glimpse of the beautiful plazas and intricate architecture of Venice in the 19th century. Continue reading »

Venice Beach Roller Skaters: Cruising The Promenade Of LA’s Chillest Neighborhood

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Photo © by Waring Abbott / Getty Images

Originally founded in 1905 as an independent resort town lined with picturesque canals (complete with gondolas!), Venice, California, was annexed by the city of Los Angeles in 1926 but gradually fell into disrepair and neglect. Considered almost a seaside slum, Venice’s cheap bungalows soon attracted artists, musicians and other creative countercultural types. In addition to its laid-back and bohemian atmosphere, Venice boasts a pristine length of sandy beach, along which runs a paved promenade — perfect for rollerskating. Continue reading »

Carnival Of Venice 2016

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Masked revellers take pictures during the Venice Carnival, Italy January 29, 2016. People attended the Venice Carnival, celebrated Saturday under heightened security following the sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and the ongoing terror threat in Europe. Authorities have increased surveillance throughout the city, including the number of officers on patrol, both under-cover and in uniform. (Photos by Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters) Continue reading »

2015 Annual Carnival in Venice, Italy

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A reveller poses on a gondola in a Venice canal near St. Mark’s square February 7, 2015. The Venetian carnival started on January 31 and runs until February 17, forty days before Easter celebrations. (Photo by Stefano Rellandini/Reuters)
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Rollers of Venice

Rollers of 80s from Venice, a suburb of Los Angeles. Continue reading »

Venice Carnival 2012: Masked Revelers Are Back at St. Mark’s Square


Masked revelers in colorful makeovers thronged to the Venetian streets and the city’s St. Mark’s Square as a preview of the Venice Carnival 2012 was held Feb. 4 and 5 in Venice, Italy.

The 2012 Venice Carnival will happen from Feb. 11 to 21, according to the festival’s official site. The annual festival, that starts every year 40 days before Easter, attracts thousands and thousands of visitors turning up to Venice each day for Carnivals. Masks are a key feature of the festival and signify a common identity among the classes. Many events are in store for this year’s festival. (REUTERS/Tony Gentile) Continue reading »

Retro Glam: Stars in Venice

Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, wearing a suit, sitting next to Bianca Jagger wearing a white poncho and sunglasses, in a gondola, with the gondolier behind them, Venice 1971. (Getty Images) Continue reading »