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Meet Abbott Kinney

Abbot Kinney was a developer born in 1850 best known for his Venice of America Development. Mr. Kinney had a huge interest in art and culture and opened his Venice recreation on July 4, 1905.
Venice still has the canals that Mr. Kinney created. In 1905 when this area opened he had gondolas and gondoliers brought from Venice, Italy. How fun!
Part of Mr. Kinney's vision was to turn his Venice into a cultural mecca and in some ways his dream has come true. Sure it is not the high brow art , but there are many gifted people that share their goods on the boardwalk.
Venice Beach is one of my absolute places to visit. I grew up about 15 minutes from here, so it takes me back to carefree days. It is comforting to visit this place and see how many things have remained the same. The boarwalk, the shops, the many pups and their eclectic owners are my favorite things about Venice. Swimming here, not so much. I prefer to go to Laguna or Newport or St John!

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10 comments

anita said...

have never been, but on my list of must sees..looks like a fun outing..i bet the beach is alot like south beach miami..for the "must be seens"!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

looks lovely...and oh so Cali! Wonder how it compares to the Venice Beach in our state?

Erin said...

I'm dying to go to Venice Beach...it looks like such a cool place!

Tangerine Fairy said...

Would love to visit venice beach..thanks for sharing these lovely pics!

live.work.design said...

i hope to get there some day!

Style Odyssey said...

Ah, so that's how Venice Beach got its name.
Looks like a fun place for a summer stroll.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...looks like a great place full of beauty, talent and fun...i am ready to go! xo,mickey

Taylor said...

Venice Beach sounds like a really rich place to visit with a ton of things to do. I love anything Italian so I think my 1st stop would be the canals! You're so lucky to live near all the cool beach towns on the west coast!

Sam said...

Heaven - would adore to visit some day! Another fabulous location on my "to visit" list!

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