This looks like such a cool and inviting place to sit on a warm afternoon. Yakima, WA, USA. Queen Anne, 1905
Madrona, Seattle, WA, USA.Â Tudor, 1905
Madrona, Seattle, WA, USA. Tudor 1905
Topiary in front of a Victorian cottage, someÂ people call these “pyramid houses” after the pyramid shaped roof. Queen Anne, Seattle WA, USA, Victorian, Pyramidal. 1905
Venice beach was developed by Abbot Kinney in 1905 as a west coast rival to Coney Island. After Kinney’s death in 1920, Venice lost its major booster andÂ Venice was annexed into Los Angeles five years later. Â Los Angeles was unwilling to maintain Kinney’s amusement park vision and Venice’s fortunes fluctuated. In the 1970s, the city built the beach boardwalk which has become the second Â most popular tourist destination in southern California after Disneyland.
On a happy note: The Venice Historical SocietyÂ in founding the Ray Bradbury Adopt-a-Colonnade Restoration Project (named after the author and longtime Venice supporter Ray Bradbury),Â is working to preserve and protect the wonderful columns of Venice. Venice Beach, CA, USA, Corinthian 1905