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"Venice Boardwalk" Venice California
"Venice Boardwalk" 1979

Since 1905 the Ocean Front Walk (AKA Boardwalk) in Venice Ca. has provided a humble merriment for it's environment. Many describe it as a proverbial "Circus By The Sea". The mile-long North Beach 90291 Stretches from Rose Avenue (Formerly the location of the famed Pacific Ocean Park 1958-1967) to Windward Avenue. This ever-changing beachfront community provides a playground for the people. It's a place where the vital street culture not only survives but flourishes as well. Popularly regarded as the most Pedestrian-"Free Of Charge" amusement in the United States, it remains and survives as a *Monument To Urban Bohemia*and a venue to where both the amused and amusements coexist. Photographed along the ocean's edge this parade of archaic architecture and diversified humanity of the North Venice Beach Boardwalk, renown for it's scenery and legendary appeal, these 60 merged images was recorded on film as a sequential Panorama by Richard Mann in 1978 and digitally designed and compiled by Graphic Designer; David Hill

The prototype for this art is permanently exhibited in the computer room at the Venice Abbot Kinney Memorial Branch Library.