Once upon a time... about 100 years ago, a man named Abbot Kinney created a beachfront town called Venice of America.

It was a mash up of Venice, Italy and Coney Island: with canals, Italian architecture, poets, musicians, artists, a miniature train, wild roller coasters, grand dance halls, huge salt water swimming pools, colorful carousels, exotic attractions.....and live CAMEL RIDES.

Windward Avenue, Venice, CA 1905

In celebration of Venice's forever artistic and exotic spirit, I've recreated the historic scene in life sized TOPIARY SCULPTURES.   See them now strolling along 600 Main Street. 

Please water their vines, whenever you can.  Installed 2015     

BLOGTOWN caught them at a previous site.  CLICK HERE    

VENICE UPDATE describes the Camel Snapshot Topiaries on Main.  CLICK HERE