"A woman watches as a boy pedals down California Ave on a tricycle. A welcome sign of the times (see today's @streetvogs post). Venice was not always the nicest area. Gang activity in Venice dates back to the 1950s. Violence peaked in the 1990s. Since then gang activity has decreased significantly thanks to revitalization efforts and an increased police presence." @americanobscura for @streetvogs
"Another stylish and Unique Soul (see today's post) saunters down Abbot Kinney in Venice. Abbot Kinney (the man) was an extensive world traveller. Venice was originally named "Venice of America," as it was inspired by Venice, Italy.