when someone shows
you their soul,
show yours in return.
because this is how
an act of courage
and an act of surrender.
The Venice Canal Historic District resides in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. The man-made canals were built in 1905 by developer Abbot Kinney as part of his Venice of America plan. Kinney sought to recreate the appearance and feel of Venice, Italy, in Southern California.
The canals, with their lit gondoliers and arched bridges, attracted many home buyers to the neighborhood but by the 1920s, the canals were considered impractical due to the growth in automobile use and several of the original canals (there were almost 3x as many as there are today) were filled in and replaced by roads.
The water enters the canals through sea gates in the Marina Del Rey breakwater, and again in Washington Blvd. They open at low tide to drain most of the water and at high tide they are closed, trapping the water for about three days, before being refreshed again.
By the 1940s, the canals had fallen into disrepair and remained in decaying condition for over 40 years until they were renovated in 1992.
The canals were drained and new sidewalks and walls built. The canals re-opened in 1993.
The residential district surrounding the remaining canals was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. #wikipedia
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