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Friday, June 15, 2007 Disquieting Beach

"There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California." - Edward Abbey

And then there is Venice Beach.  The tourists find it pleasant and oddly charming. They really should note the details. It's a living laboratory of the surreal.

Oceanfront Walk

Surf mural, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach

Driftwood and Speedway

Blond swimsuit all-American manikin on balcony, Driftwood and Speedway, Venice Beach
Blond swimsuit all-American manikin on balcony, Driftwood and Speedway, Venice Beach

A local bicycle, improved

Bicycle with monkey wrap, Venice Beach
Bicycle with monkey wrap, Venice Beach

Oceanfront Walk, near Driftwood

Stone Buddha, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach
Stone Buddha, Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach

The figure looking down on Buddha from above

Manikin with flag in window, Oceanfront Walk. Venice Beach

A nearby mural

Tiger and Dragon mural, North Venice Boulevard at Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach

A pigeon under an eave, with its protector

Pigeon with iron dragon-bird under eave, North Venice Boulevard at Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach

A nearby column

Face on column, Venice Boulevard at Oceanfront Walk, Venice Beach

At the corner, a stop sign

Stop sign with blue sticker - Venice Beach

There's always something behind the second door.

Painted wall with door, Venice Beach

Oh yeah, all was normal out on the beach.

Blond on the sand with bicycle, sailboats in background, Venice Beach
Blond on the sand with bicycle, sailboats in background, Venice Beach

If you wish to use any of these photos for commercial purposes I assume you'll discuss that with me. And should you choose to download any of these images and use them invoking the 'fair use" provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976, please provide credit, and, on the web, a link back this site.

Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0. Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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All text and photos, unless otherwise noted, Copyright © 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - Alan M. Pavlik