The back yard is a better place for us to observe the contestants closely. I guess this is why many people are here. One thing really bothers me, why all the athletes are brown and shiny? Especially some of them are coming from Korea. As I know, the girls in Korea have the same idea in Taiwan, fair skin is beauty not brown. My colleague who also joined the competition answered my question, the oil they put on their skin not also make the skin shiny, but also make it brown which can help the judges to see the muscles more easily. When they can tell how well you trained the muscles, you can get the high scores.
After the competition, I take a walk along the Venice Beach. It makes me think about Tamsui Old Street. There are artists, restaurants and some special little store on the sides of the street. It's really nice to take a walk like that. Here is more comfortable because it has less people. The 2nd photo above is an interesting place. It's called Freak Show and you need to pay 5 dollars to get in.
At the beach, there is also a place for practicing skateboard.