Venice Beach: Californication

The City of Angels. That’s the stereotype that the Hollywood industry promoted here.  At first sight, this city gave me the impression that here you have a constant reminder to succeed no matter what. Like Red Hot Chili Peppers say in their famous song: “It’s understood that Hollywood sells Californication”.

Thinking more about how Los Angeles is portrayed in the movies, I got to the conclusion that this is the world in a nutshell.  Facebook era taught us to carefully select the best pictures and videos in order to portray the perfect life.  Not necessary a bad thing, since, in life, you have to focus on the positive side.  Why would you want to share with the world your everyday’s struggles?

So put on a smile, and keep dreaming …

P.S. : Speaking of Californication, ever since I watched the TV series I dreamed of visiting Venice Beach. I guess dreams come true eventually!

Abbott Kinney Blvd. is full of artsy walls
Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Told you, super artsy around here (Btw, check online for the word artsy, you will get a good laugh!)
Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Venice Beach Boardwalk
The already-famous Venice Skate Park
I assume it was a good day for surf at Venice Beach
I know… another sunset-palm trees cliché… but I really love palm trees… and with a sky like this who needs a filter?

Love, Self Wanderer


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