Monday, May 18, 2009

My World Tuesday - Graffiti Beach

Actually, this is Venice Beach, a really popular place to visit in L.A. County because you can see a little bit of everything - shop, eat, people watch, get a henna tat or chill on the actual beach and enjoy the ocean view. I just called it Graffiti Beach for this post and this section of Venice Beach that is alive with graffiti.


If you click on the photo below you can see that nothing in this area escaped the graffiti. Check out the tree trunks and the trash cans.




Sometimes I think that only in L.A. can a old boat wash ashore, someone paint it with graffiti and it become a work of art left as a part of the surroundings.


Even some of the rocks couldn't escape the artist's work.



28 comments:

Darla said...

That looks way cool at the beach, I don't like to see it downtown on all the new buildings and roadways.

ewok1993 said...

It is graffiti beach. Is this the same one that's always on the tv shows?

Jedediah said...

I've alaways had a thing for graffiti and those are some awesome pieces.

Sylvia K said...

Fabulous captures! I've been there, but have to admit that it is a lot more colorful now than it was when I first first there! Fun post! Have a great week!

Erin said...

watch out gull...you might be painted if you sit still for too long :)

i so dislike graffiti any more. saw a lot when in italy and it just really turns me off. one of the train stations i went through was covered inside and out and i thought it very very wrong to deface property that way. just my opinion.

Carver said...

Great shots. That's wild that even the rocks are painted.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimi scatti colorati :-)

Babooshka said...

That Graffiti is almost a work of art in it's self. Interesting way to show the beach.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Pretty amazing. Most of it is not too bad.

Esther Garvi said...

Lol, the sea gull remains intact but he seems a little confused about it!

Guy D said...

Very cool shots as always, I hate graffi on downtown buildings, but these are definately very nice.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Pacey said...

Good thing they didn't do it on the critter too. :) Great art works too and nice shots as always.

Catherine said...

You have obviously coined the perfect name for this beach...great shots!!

Ebie said...

Very nice graffiti in art form. Perfect capture for a perfect title.

Sally in WA said...

All that graffitti is colorful. But I do prefer the white sandy beach. :-)

Gaelyn said...

I like all the grafitti/art on everything but the rocks. Looks like there's some talent around town.

Vamsee said...

I am not sure if there is such a thing as beautiful-graffiti (lol), but this certainly is.
Great post...thanks for sharing with us.

Keep up the good work.

Vamsee
http://letsgoforavacation.blogspot.com/

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is one of the places I visited and like some of the peoples style but am not sure that this is the place for it.:)

Wolynski said...

I quite like this graffiti - keeps the young people occupied. Great photos.

magiceye said...

a colorful beach for sure!!

Reader Wil said...

This kind of graffiti looks great and colourful, but not so long ago I was in the subway and everything was covered in black stripes even the seats. That was downright ugly.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful beach!

chrome3d said...

That boat was so funny. it was immediately camouflaged to fit the beach style. They should start to graffiti the sand too.

Karen said...

Is this an area where they are allowed to paint graffiti ?

It's pretty cool and some of them are works of art !

Really like the boat. :-)

Tammie Lee said...

I love how you focused on the graffiti in these images, they are colorful and wild! I spent plenty of time in that area when I was a teenager. Wild and fun.

Shey said...

I love the beach. This is a fascinating place with all the graffiti but it makes it colorful though. :)

Barb said...

This graffiti is art! It is like going to a beautiful outdoor museum.

amanda guthrie said...

I love our SC beaches they have personality. Great photos!

Maria Berg said...

You made me smile today, I am very happy that you took time and looked at all my 3 blogs and comment.
The photo blog is all phot by me and the neeckless is made by me and some others - they will update one a week.
My blog Allt kan grönsak I use every day.

Perfect name for the beach and I want to go swimming on this one and the one watery wednesday.
My dotter is a very good swimmer and the man an the photo is here father so she will be all right - thank you for your concern.

Now I am curious and will have a look around your blog,

/Maria Berg, Sweden