Sunday, April 13, 2008

sunday drive: cottages of venice

Venice is one of the oldest areas on the West side, it was incorporated in 1905. Its main street was named for its founder, Abbot Kinney. His boulevard has lived through many incarnations, boom and bust, neglect and rebirth today becoming Venice's answer to Melrose- fashion and food.

The cottage is the iconic structure of Venice, even as the street becomes populated with sleek modern multistory structures, the little cottages flourish. Juxtaposition is the story of Venice, and nothing speaks more eloquently than the cottages.

Abbot-Kinney Boulevard, cottages and signage old and new for your amusement.




































More photos here

4 comments:

Miss Janey said...

Miss Janey lived in Venice. It was one of the happiest times of her life even tho she was livin' in the 'hood.

Willym said...

Jeff I just love our Sunday Morning drives.... thanks

citizen jane said...

J'adore the cottages -- my dream is to live someday in an arts & crafts style one, complete with original fixtures.

And I'm with willym -- love these Sunday Morning drives...

TankMontreal said...

Glorious.