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We think our visitors will enjoy seeing American Colorizing’s “Home Town”, Ventura, California. San Buenaventura aka Ventura is located 60 miles northwest of Hollywood and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara. Our “Redwood Studio” is just a short drive to the beach and the blue Pacific Ocean.  Ventura’s picturesque atmosphere is the perfect inspiration for the photo colorizing artist and graphic designer!
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SURFERS POINT

First stop on our tour is one of Ventura County’s best-known surfing spots, seen just as the sun sets over the Channel Islands.
“Surfers Point” lies adjacent to the Ventura County Fairgrounds, right off the Ventura Freeway, south of Ventura’s most-famous surf spot, “Rincon”. As the locals say, “Cowabunga!”

CENTURY THEATER

Downtown Ventura has chic-retro appeal, thanks to its many 1920s-era homes and stores. In the heart of the shopping and entertainment district along Main Street, you’ll find the doo-wop architecture of the Century Theater – and plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes within walking distance.

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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY

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Ventura is proud to be the home town of one of America’s hottest bands.
“Big Bad Voodoo Daddy” rose from the backyard parties and local club scene of Ventura, and have gone all the way to the Super Bowl and Tonight Show.
As you can see, they really tear it up on the stages of  Ventura High School and the Majestic Ventura Theater.

Go, Daddy-O!

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SERRA CROSS AT GRANT PARK

Grant Park sits atop a steep hill overlooking the city of Ventura and the blue Pacific Ocean. From here, one can see the coastline as it winds toward Point Mugu, Malibu, and Santa Monica. The views from the top of Grant Park are spectacular, as you can see from our pictures.  The centerpiece of Grant Park is the giant 100 year-old Serra Cross, named for Father Junipero Serra, who built the San Buenaventura Mission in 1782. Today, the mission continues to serve as a Catholic church – and is a very popular tourist attraction.
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COLORIZED VENTURA HISTORY

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San Buenaventura Mission on Main Street, Downtown (1912)
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San Buenaventura Mission on Main Street, Downtown (1912)
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Rincon Causeway, Facing North Toward Santa Barbara (1912)
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Rincon Causeway, Facing North Toward Santa Barbara (1912)
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The Dudley House at Ashwood and Loma Vista (1899)
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The Dudley House at Ashwood and Loma Vista(1899)
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Mission Bell Motor Court on Thompson Blvd. (1939)
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Mission Bell Motor Court on Thompson Blvd. (1939)
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Anacapa Hotel at Main & Palm (1898)
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Anacapa Hotel at Main & Palm (1898)
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Main Street, Downtown looking North (1929)
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Main Street, Downtown looking North (1929)