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December on the Venice Canals – part two


venice canals

The second half of my walk through the Venice Canals. Most tourists coming to Venice never see the canals. And truthfully, they are more interested in seeing Venice Beach that they have heard so much about.

Venice Canals

The two areas could not be more different although they were once both part of Abbot Kinney’s idea to emulate Venice, Italy on the shores of Los Angeles in the early 1900s. I’ll write more about the history in another post.

Whereas the canals are very serene and peaceful, the Venice Beach boardwalk is like a circus. I’ll have photos of that area in another post.

Venice Canals

For walking I really prefer the quietude of the canals.

Venice Canals

And stopping to look at the details.

Venice Canals

Oh, those reflections!

Venice Canals

And ducks.

Venice Canals

I’ll be sorry when the holiday decorations come down.

Venice Canals

But even without the decorations the canals are never less than picturesque.

Venice Canals

This cat was very curious about my shoe. Perhaps he could smell some other felines I know.

Venice Canals

Although there are many cats strolling around the canals, ducks rule!

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

15 thoughts on “December on the Venice Canals – part two

  1. The amount of time you put into your posts blows my mind. I saw one other post about the Rose Bowl and all I could say was oh wow! How you manage to put so many photographs into each post I do not know. I give you so much credit though! Your images are a delight to view and I for one really thank you for sharing so much of you in each post. ❤


  2. Beautiful

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Love the reflections!


  4. Great shots, Roslyn! I particularly enjoyed the reflection shots, and of course, the curious cat.


  5. I so enjoyed your photos … especially love those large Christmas light bulbs, and THOSE ROSES … gorgeous!


  6. Thank you for the tour! The Christmas decorations are cute and happy..look like it was a warm day!


  7. Beautiful photos, Roslyn. I’ve been to Venice a few times but never to the beach. 😃


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