Venice Beach may the heart of all that is strange is Southern California. That's why tourists from around the world drop by, but the strangeness is not the local eccentrics or the pretty girls in micro-bikinis on rollerblades, or the bodybuilders or street musicians. It's the art on the walls, most of it hidden in the alleys. That's where to find the rhythm of the place. This was Thursday afternoon, September 11, 2014.