Architecture

Clown School

Clown School (dress code not enforced)

Tommy the Clown and his young dancers woke at 4 a.m. to get made up, then performed at three separate venues, punctuated by random, mid-traffic promotions for an upcoming show while still managing to crack each other up (and everyone else within earshot) throughout the day.

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Congressional Manse

Congressional Manse

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Conron Building (Historic)

Circa 1915

The last Venice-style building erected by the Kinney Company, the Conron Building (now home to Sidewalk Cafe) was once home to one of Harrah’s original bingo parlors.

1401 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Cottage & Boat Yard

Cottage & Boat Yard

Venice, California
Simple home, more ambitious landscaping. Probably can’t hurt to have a dory in your front lawn, what with tidal wave risk and all.

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Cottage and Pathway

Cottage and Pathway

Circa TK

This small beach cottage, nestled among juniper trees, can be reached by a ribbony wooden path, the likes of which were common in the past. Before behemoths all but replaced quaint cottages and beach homes, before lawn was installed along the beach where saw grass once grew, such paths carried inhabitants across the sandy lots.

24th Ave
Venice, California

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Cottage Block

Cottage Block

Circa 19TK

Blocks of cottages come and go in Venice, and have since its founding. Across what was once Grand Canal, a vacationer’s tent city — a precursor to cottage blocks — stood in Venice’s early years.

Grand Blvd
Venice, California

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Cottage Court

Cottage Court

Circa TK

One of several, remaining multi-cottage courts in Venice. The tiny cottages were once affordable getaways for beach vacationers. Nowadays, they’re small apartments.

North Venice Blvd
Venice, California

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Couple caught doing it in confessional told that’s only for priests

CESENA, ITALY — An Italian couple caught having sex in a church confessional during morning Mass have apologized after being told that playing hide the holy cannoli in confessionals is is only for the clergy.

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Beach Cottage

Craftsman Beach House

Circa 19TK

This shingled craftsman beach house has historic classification (when, in recent years, the plot was sold, developers were not allowed to tear down the house).

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Craftsman Bungalow

Craftsman Bungalow

Circa 1912

Example of a craftsman bungalow.

California
Venice, California

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