World's Greatest Wino, Venice, CA
Human statue, Venice, CA
Famous designer house, Venice, CA
Purple flowers, Venice, CA
Seagull, Venice Pier, Venice, CA
I think this flower is a Bird of Paradise, Venice, CA
Venice (Venice Beach), California is one of my favorite places in one of my favorite cities, Los Angeles. It used to be a wildly independent frontier where eccentrics of all stripes peddled their peculiar talents for adoring tourists (and eager photographers like me). Now, I hear, you need a permit to be eccentric so the whole experience is sanitized compared to the way it was before the conservatives got a hold of it.
Nonetheless, a fiercely independent spirit maintains and I continue to be drawn back to it every time I'm in Los Angeles.