Look! Pretty!

Nov 2, 2010

Your faithful blogger is still sick. So, um, here’s a nice view from Monterey Hills. I’ve dragged my camera to this position many times, but for those of you who might not have enjoyed this particular vantage point, I’ll offer a little tour. Forget trying to spot the Arroyo, it sneaks along beneath the trees. Crossing the Arroyo is Pasadena’s historic Colorado Street Bridge, there on the left. (I just can’t bring myself to use its common nickname of Suicide Bridge. The beautiful structure is far too romantic for that.) The Richard H. Chambers Court of Appeals is right of center. The Spanish Colonial Revival building dates back to 1920, with additions made in 1930. It was once one of the region’s most prestigious resorts, the Vista del Arroyo Hotel. During World War 2, the War Department acquired the property and turned it into McCormack Army Hospital. It housed a variety of federal agencies for decades before being designated Pasadena’s Court of Appeals.

Our beloved San Gabriel Mountains are lost in a cloudy haze, but then again, so am I.

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