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A slice of Italy in Los Angeles and a *bonus
Canals, Italian street signs and gondolas in Naples, California
You all have no doubt heard of the Canals in Venice Beach, a brainchild of Abbott Kinney back in 1905 to bring a little of Venice, Italy to the new seaside resort he envisioned.
Most people don’t realize this, but two years earlier, about 35 miles away, in Long Beach, a man named A.M. Parsons had a similar idea, creating Naples by the bay. Like Venice, Naples homes overlook beautiful canals, but unlike its neighbor to the north, visitors also get to ride in gondolas (to this day) and get seranaded, while enjoying the amazing view in this enclave of Long Beach. (It’s a good half-hour to an hour drive from downtown Los Angeles, depending upon the traffic.)
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Naples is one hell of a great spot for travel photography—so I recently spent several days there documenting the town for a #PhotowalksTV episode.
Check it out—and then stay tuned. That *bonus from the shoot is coming tomorrow. I think you’ll really enjoy it!
P.S. Yes, I’m currently on Maine, on another #PhotowalksTV filming adventure, and you’ll hear more about it in the coming weeks.