Saturday, January 29, 2011

Venice Beach

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I've missed my blog. Lately school has been so stressful. I actually decided to drop my photography class because it was taking all the fun out of taking pictures. I just love to get out there, experiment and learn on my own.

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Yesterday Abe and I went to Venice Beach. By the time we got there, most of the shops were beginning to close so we decided to stay there just for a little while. We usually always go there in the daytime, when all of the street performers are out and the strip is more alive.

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I can never walk by Small World Books and not go in! It's partially hidden behind an Italian restaurant and I had never noticed it until the last time we were there. I love how small and inviting it is.


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They have almost every genre you can think of!

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They also have this cute cat that likes to hang out around and walk up and down the book aisles.

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I hope all of you are well. A book review and favorite's post is coming soon!

14 comments:

Li + Belle said...

These are beautiful photos again. I like them very, very good. I especially like the cat that is in the bookstore on the way, (I love book stores. I can not go past and I always have to buy something) and the sunsets. Great colors.

NYC In Photographs said...

Looks like fun! My girlfriend said the same thing about her photography class as well. I agree, I always find it more fun just experimenting and learning on your own.

And sure, you can use any picture you want!

Have a good day!

tasha said...

awww, i hope you wouldn't stress too much about school, love! <3 and these photos are so so so beautiful, really. (: i especially love the fourth photo. the sky looks so pretty and the silhouettes aaand the waves. <3 ahh. so perfect.
xo

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

Love these shots!
Wow!
You are really good :)


xx
Marc.

Rana said...

i stumbled across ur blog ... the pics are soo nice!!!!

brigduong said...

You have a lovely blog! The last photo is great!

Fransisca Angela said...

my school is depressing too these days by the exam's week.i have no time for blog :(
yes indeed,photography is not about learning,it's all about practicing.
lovely pictures!i'm in love with the sky
have a good day!

o2 said...

You're doing a great job ! I like the idea of having a list of places you want to photograph.
Thank you for visiting my blog, it gave me the opportunity to visit yours ! See u soon !

CarrieJo said...

i love starry night...ahhhh!

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*Simply Colette* said...

Love your new header! Too bad you had to drop your class... maybe you can take one later :) That cat reminds me of Dewey the Library Cat. Did you ever read that book? I blogged about it in 2009...

SABINNA and DAVID said...

wow! these photos are stunning! really great!

xx, Sabinna and David

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Brenda said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments everyone!

& Colette: I've never read that book. I'll check it out :)

Misha said...

Your pics are adorable! Great job!

Misha

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stephanie said...

I love Venice Beach! I have a picture of myself at one of the graffiti walls at the beach from 2009 and 2010 and it's crazy how much the walls can change within a year!