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[[start page]] [[underlined]] Venice [[/underlined]] tightly rolled sails went hurrying by, and down by the sunlit cliffs at the foot of the bay two schooners with 3 long white sails lay as if at anchor. [[image - three rectangles on a line representing the sails]] A ^ [[insertion]] thin [[/insertion]] black line against a cloud turns into a flock of ducks. [[margin]] [[underlined]] Redondo [[/underlined]] [[/margin]] [[underlined]] Oct. 24. [[/underlined]] Mrs. [[Sluer?]] & I went down to Redondo & on the way one of the long piers was lined along both sides with gulls sitting close. Another pier had gulls ([[underlined]] occidentalis [[/underlined]] & [[underlined]] heermanni [[/underlined]] ) & cormorants. At Redondo people of all sorts & conditions are fishing on the wharf. Colored people, old folks & children - one old woman with, apparently, her grandchild ^ [[insertion]] sitting down on edge [[/insertion]] leaving [[?]] arm out on water. A tramp boat with English flag & Maltese cross on the funnel excited comment. The engineer of the electric power plant (which runs the Los Angeles cars by condensing ocean water for steam) told us that railroad ties are brought over from [[underlined]] Siberia [[/underlined]] by Japanese boats cheaper than they can be brought from the redwood [[bolt?]] up north - because of convict labor. At Redondo we found pebbles being ground and polished for sale & learned that ^ [[insertion]] on [[/insertion]] the beach close by moonstones (coated with limestone) agates & jaspers are picked up - washed in more [[?]] days than others. We walked along for a ways & found people gathering them - man & woman in bathing suit trying to get them - tourists or just ordinary visitors [[end page]] [[start page]] [[underlined]] Venice [[/underlined]] with a mild interest, explaining to each other about the kinds & one man with an eager ^ [[insertion]] avaricious [[/insertion]] thiefs some-thing-for-nothing look. - too bad the free gifts of the beautiful ocean should be so misused! The Santa Monica Mts. seen from Venice are usually very ordinary, but with mist on them take on 'mystery & magic' and with dark purple haze of some moments are rich & reserved. Venice is a curious place - planned, it would seem, on the exposition idea, with buildings copying Italian architecture & canals (tide water) & lagoons with gondolas to ride in. There is a European exhibit - a Japanese exhibit lent from Portland with big dragons curled on pillars in front - Jap. ball game - bowling - & on the pier a big auditorium with organ & floor for dancing. Electric lights around the towers and festooning the streets made it very pretty at night. Then there is a Midway Plaisance with attractions with which I have not become acquainted, included place shoots for boys & a ^ [[insertion]] wild [[/insertion]] Coney Island housed in Italian style. Fish dinners served by Jap. are one of the attractions. [[end page]]
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