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Morphed Cottage

Morphed Cottage

Cottage circa 19TK. Addition 19TK by TK

Still need info on this one, though if I were a betting man…it looks a lot like other 1980’s reno-reimaginings by Morphosis.

Linnie Canal
Venice, California

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Morrison Apartments

Morrison Apartments

If the Lizard King slept here, it wasn’t because his name was on the lease. Rock star and leader of the Doors Jim Morrison had friends in the building and evidently partied on the roof. Some say he wrote much of the Doors’ first two records in the rooftop apartment. But local historian Jeffrey Stanton terms claims that Morrison lived in the building at Westminster and Speedway, urban legend.

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Moses Studio (Steven Ehrlich)

Moses Studio (Steven Ehrlich)

1987 by Steven Ehrlich

Venice fine artist and eminence grise, Ed Moses, needed a studio in which to paint his large canvases. Steven Ehrlich obliged. The studio, likened, by the architect, to a Shaker church in its simplicity, includes a window-lined cupola running the length of the structure that provides the soft, ambient light crucial to co many painters.

Palms
Venice, California

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mother's beach

Mother’s Beach

There’s lots to recommend Mother’s Beach — roofed picnic area, great kid’s playground, bar-b-que areas (I think, best check), calmer breeze since it’s not directly on the bay. But the water quality is always bad. It’s a marina backwater. Heal the Bay ALWAYS gives it low marks. Probably not the best place for sand sandwiches or dips in the water…

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Munis Liquor

Munis Liquor

In an emergency…

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Muscle Beach Pavilion (Charles Chu)

Muscle Beach Pavilion (Charles Chu)

1990 Charles Chu

Venice Recreation Center
Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90291

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Muscle Beach Venice

Muscle Beach Venice

Muscle Beach Venice is located two blocks north of Venice Blvd on Ocean Front Walk in the Venice Recreation Center, Earth. Where some of the over-buff creatures there actually come from is a matter for the Star Council.

While it’s often referred to as Muscle Beach these days, the recreation center’s weightlifting/bodybuilding facilities are not the site of the original Muscle Beach (the Muscle Beach of yore, which is a few miles up the beach near the Santa Monica Pier).

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Not Naked Woman in Cheney's Glasses - Actually Naked Man

Naked Woman in Cheney’s Glasses Actually Naked Man

VENICE, CA – Turns out theories regarding the reflection in Vice President Cheney’s sunglasses that has sent the bloggo-sphere into a tizzy are all wrong: It’s not the reflection of a naked woman, it’s a nude dude.

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Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Nice clothes for the whole family.

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Nick's Liquor

Nick’s Liquor

Good selection of wine, some specialty food items…and everything else in the world (including bait and tackle for fishing at the pier). Plenty of liquor, but a surprising selection of decent beverages and food.

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