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#BlogFlash2012: Day Eighteen – Wild At Heart
In the 1950s and 60s, Venice, CA, known then as the ‘Slum of the Sea,’ was a popular hangout of the Beat poets and a thriving center for the arts. In 1965, Jim Morrison founded his famous rock band, The Doors. In Venice, subsisting on canned beans and LCD, he wrote many of the songs his band would later perform.
Today, the Venice Beach promenade is a gathering spot for the wild at heart. Artists, street vendors, and fortunetellers line the west-beach-side of the 1.5-mile boardwalk. Skateboarders zip by, and, here, you’ll see everything from weightlifting competitions to freak shows to drop-in ‘clinics,’ dispensing medical marijuana. And, in the street musicians singing or playing guitar, the spirit of Jim Morrison lives on.
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Love it Terri! Thank you for illustrating one of the most eclectic places on the West Coast.
Here is my Day 18 – a look back at how the girl who was once wild at heart, stil kind of is though motherhood has changed the definition a bit!
You’re welcome, Melina! I had some great pics but – unbelievably – barely any cell reception in the hotel to send them to my email. Hopefully I can share them later in the week!
Sounds quite an amazing place! I'd love to visit just to see it all for myself. Thanks for sharing.
Here's the link to my post for today http://wp.me/p1UhOl-90
Should I write you into my novel? You could help "save the day" there, even if I never get published!
Thank you so much, Carlie! It's a wonderful place to visit!
Love this! Venice Beach = Wild @ Heart!! :)
My link for the day is here: http://www.sweetbananaink.com/2012/08/18/blog-fla…
Venice Beach is certainly different…
Here's my wild at sea…and going a little bit mad…
I love this!
Everyone has a different take on the topic. Here's mine: http://elisabethcrisp.com/2012/08/18/wild-at-hear…
I love to people watch in places like this. It was while people watching that some of the characters for my WIP were born, along with their alter egos.
I want to go! I would love to experience it and actually most of the USA!!
Here's my effort. xxx
That sounds like such a unique place to be :-)
Day 18….Wild at Heart
Went a bit different with this one than the rest of my posts…enjoy
Running a little bit late today, but I'm still here!
Link for today's post:
My Day 18: http://stevenpaul-ashviper.blogspot.com/2012/08/b…
Great post Terri. One of my favourites so far.
I love The Doors and of course Jim “The Lizard King” Morrison. One of the great rock legends :)
Never tried LCD before. Did they even have those TVs in '65?
Nothing but bull elephant testosterone and adrenalin in this one:
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Thank you so much, Ruth! I'm wondering what's going to happen in the coming week that will tie everything together!
Thank you, Lisa! Your piece for 'Wild At Heart' was wonderful – I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
It certainly was an inspiring place – I took so many photographs. Thanks for the link, Heidi!
Thank you, Lizzie – what a fantastic piece!
It's wonderful for a visit, Angela. Could I live here? That's a good question. I'd certainly have inspiration at every turn!
Thank you so much for the link, David! Donna's told me before that you have a very eclectic taste in music, so I'm not surprised to hear you love The Doors!
Thank you so much, Joy – what a fun post!
Glad to hear it! Thank you so much for the link!
Thank you so much, Eighty Six!
I wish I could be there!
I hope this entry is decent – I didn't feel it was quite right.
Due to a busy weekend, I'm playing catch-up with my posts. Here is my Wild at Heart entry:
Ah, Jim Morrison and The Doors!
"The time to hesitate is through / No time to wallow in the mire" One of the best lines ever written. :)
Here's my post about admitting that I'm writing a fanfic: http://word2live.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/day-18-… :)
Great post Terri :)
and here's mine