Friday, April 12, 2013

fun in the sun in venice

Today we had a jam packed day in Venice. Definitely saw some things that I'd recommend and other things that are just too freaking weird to even mention. Venice is definitely a city that has a little bit of everything for everyone, and when i mean everyone i mean EVERYONE! We saw little bit of art, and a lot of bit of freaks! 

The Mosaic Tile House 
& Panzalo Art Studio

Cherri Pann & Gonzalo Duran

1126 Palms Blvd
Venice, Ca 90291-3625


(open by appointment only) 


WELL WELL WELL! If you are planning to go to Venice, and knack for wackier things in life, visit The Mosaic Tile House. It's $10 bucks that you may or may not regret spending, but it sure as hell is interesting. A labor of love by artist Cherri Pann & Gonzalo Duran, having spent nearly 19 years working on this house (and it's not done yet...). They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well then these pictures will speak for themselves. 

fortune mosaic sculpture at the mosaic tile house 
the mosaic tile house
the mosaic tile house
the kitchen the mosaic tile house
the mosaic tile house
cherri pann's portraits of gonzalo duran the mosaic tile house
the mosaic tile house
my mom & cherri pan at the mosaic tile house

After our tour of the Mosaic Tile House, my mom and I decided to hit it down to the Venice Boardwalk, taking in all the sights and sounds of Venice. This being our first time in Venice, this was quiet an experience for us. Unaware of what to expect we were met with a rather eclectic communion of people and street vendors. Without a doubt Venice Beach has a very relaxed bohemian vibe and energy surrounding it, very different than the contrasting Santa Monica, which is only 1.4 miles away. If your looking to have a local beach experience without the glitz and glamour of Santa Monica in Los Angeles, I recommend Venice Beach. 

venice boardwalk
venice boardwalk
venice boardwalk

venice boardwalk

After our rather interesting adventure at the Venice Boardwalk, we took a little walk down the Venice Canals. These canals are very similar to the ones that are down in Belmont Shores in Long Beach, Ca. The houses are really nice, but they always seem to look rather empty. It's always fun to peak through the bushes and see what type of people live down by the water. Surely a great walk to get a little cardio in. 

Venice Canals

venice canals 
venice canals 
Our final stop was a rather minuscule building known as the Binocular Building in Venice, by famed architect Frank Gehry (who's home we visited in a previous adventure). It was OK! haha don't listen to Siri though, she's sharper than a dull pencil, has a going in circles until i just got on the google maps app. If you are going to make the trip to the Binocular Building, there is a great parking spot right across from it, it's a $1/hour, we took the liberty of parking and taking a little walk around. 

binocular building
What an adventure we went through this week in Venice and can't wait til my next friday adventure. Our Disneyland Passport is ending in May so my next friday adventure will be to DISNEYLAND
til then! 

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