Venice Beach — about midway between Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach — is named for the canals that run through it. Once the most eccentric and bohemian of the Los Angeles beach communities — the Doors were founded here in 1965 — it is rapidly succumbing to an onslaught of gentrification. Even so, people still fish on the fishing pier, superannuated hippies ride colorful bikes, and there is a beautiful sunset every night.
All images © 2016 Clif Burns. You can see more of his work on his website.
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