Homes and palm trees underwater in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. After heavy rains lasting more than 36 hours, between 1200 and 1800 homes in the Venice area were underwater on January 1, 1934.
A crowd gathers on the sand at Venice Beach the day after Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared from the same beach. The crowd stands across the mid-ground, and most face towards the left. All wear jackets at the beach. A woman in the foreground at right sits on the beach next to a pile of sand. At left, a man in a suit walks towards camera. Behind and to the right of him, a few kids play in the sand. Buildings rise behind the throng of people in the distance at center. On one of the buildings it reads, "HOTEL CADILLAC."
ANSWER: This is the Grand Canal of Venice--Venice, Cal. Photograph of this section of the beach city's long-abandoned--and now revived--idea to emulate Venice, Italy, with a system of canals, was made looking south of the N Venice Blvd. bridge over the Grand Canal.