31 July 2012

Lost in Los Angeles: Venice Canal Historic District

The last thing we did before flying back to Buffalo was visit the Venice Canal Historic District. This district is listed in the US National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1905, and was spear-headed by Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan. It was a quite different neighborhood, and honestly, after taking a stroll here, I thought that this is the only neighborhood in Los Angeles that I would definitely consider living in.

The thing with this neighborhood is that there are walkways right next to the canals, and people actually maintain the houses such that the pretty area is facing the canals, not the alley behind the houses, where the driveways are located. There's basically two places to access a house.

There's not much more I can say about these houses, so I just took photos and I am uploading them here. Enjoy.

Finally, there were some interesting things I found as we strolled the area, like these flowers and this interesting gate.

So this concludes my Lost in Los Angeles series. I haven't been to another vacation yet, so there probably isn't a new series coming soon, but you never know.


  1. I think this is where Ashton Kutcher "live" in the movie Valentines Day. It's a lovely place and I can somehow see myself living there :)

    1. Charles,

      It is indeed a lovely place. If I were to pick a place to live in LA it would be this one. Somehow the other neighborhoods lose their appeal when compared to this one in my book.