Santa Monica and Venice Beach in the Los Angeles area was a must visit place for me when I returned to Los Angeles for the first time in 20 years. All those years ago I visited Venice Beach and have always yearned to return. The boardwalk was almost the same as I remembered it. The eclectic shops and performers were still present even though there was some obvious gentrification happening to the fabled beachfront boardwalk. Nevertheless, it was still a great place to take some photos. All photos were taken with my Ricoh GR II camera.