Just Above Sunset
June 12, 2005 - Long Late Light, and a Pink Church Reconceptualized

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From the odder places at the beach, these are from Wednesday, June 8, 2005, almost all after 5:30 in the afternoon, when the light starts to get long.  Venice Beach and inland from Venice Beach.  It can be strange out here.  An album of forty-three of these shots can be found here. 


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There is a copyright notice at the bottom of this page, of course.

These were shot with a Nikon D70 – lens AF-5 Nikor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED or AF Nikor 70-300mm telephoto.

They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0


Calling London?

Venice Beach Calling London?

The Cadillac Hotel on the strand…

The Cadillac Hotel on the strand, Venice Beach

The Cadillac Hotel on the strand, Venice Beach

Paint Schemes

Paint Schemes, Venice Beach, California

Love at the old red firehouse on Rose, under the Rose sign –

Love at the old red firehouse on Rose Avenue

Former Baptist church, with a few Moorish touches, now pink, and now this -


Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Gaudiya Math
305 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291


In 1885, in accordance with the predecessor example of Sri Jiva Gosvami, Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura founded a society called Visva-vaishnava-raja-sabha, or the Royal World Assembly of Vaishnavas, for the propagation of the mission of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (AD 1487-1534) who is the Supreme Lord Himself, and who mercifully appeared in this world to establish the supremacy of pure loving devotional service (pure bhakti) to the Supreme Lord as intrinsic nature of the soul and aim and object of human life and gave the method of achieving that goal.

In 1919, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada re-established this mission, and the organization ultimately came to be known as the Gaudiya Matha. In the able guidance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, the mission spread all over India, and tremendous preaching was accomplished.

After Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada left this world, a governing committee was formed to oversee the Sri Gaudiya Matha and its mission. …

Source: http://purebhakti.com/  - and they are having a Hare Krishna festival Sunday, June 12 – starting at 4:30 in the afternoon

Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Gaudiya Math

Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Gaudiya Math

Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Gaudiya Math

One final color study –

Venice Beach trucks...


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