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!

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Abbott Kinney Blvd. is full of artsy walls
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Abbott Kinney Blvd.
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Abbott Kinney Blvd.
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Told you, super artsy around here (Btw, check online for the word artsy, you will get a good laugh!)
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Abbott Kinney Blvd.
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Venice Beach Boardwalk
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The already-famous Venice Skate Park
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I assume it was a good day for surf at Venice Beach
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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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