Photo Gallery: Very Venice Beach

There are few places that sum up L.A. quite like an area called “Venice.”

And this one isn’t sinking — it’s kept afloat by all manner of West Coast Weird.

From the muscle men of Muscle Beach, to the trustafarians posing as gutter punks, to a young Jim Morrison during his film school days — this place has a long history of opening its arms to anything that doesn’t fit in anywhere else.

A walk down the strip and back again will surely give you a kaleidoscopic view of all that we perceive Los Angeles to be.

And while it’s merely a snippet, it’s one that seems to last much longer than all the other aspects of this City of Angels.

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