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History carved in … asphalt

History carved in … asphalt

When the Arroyo Parkway (now known as the 110 or Pasadena Freeway) opened in December of 1940, it was hailed as a marvel of modern motoring. While the Pennsylvania Turnpike staked the claim of first United States freeway (opening in October of 1940,) the Arroyo Parkway came in a close second. In fact, some historians [...]

Caption this photo… (#21)

Caption this photo… (#21)

Anyone? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper

The old Fair Oaks/Mission Security Pacific Bank building (and future Comerica Bank building) continues to be drilled, sanded and chiseled. Yesterday I watched the construction team pry off stone to reveal what I assume is the original brick exterior. I’m kind of sad they took off the wonderful rosettes. I’ll research the history and find [...]

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

When I was in my early twenties I lived in Hollywood and briefly dated the lead guitarist for an arty, alternative band. While trying to find a record deal, these guys played little local venues with names like Club Lingerie and Gaslight. Their work sounded kind of like The Smiths, Echo and the Bunnymen or [...]

Italian Beauty

Italian Beauty

I often drive past this intriguing gate, slowing a bit to try and sneak a peek at the mystery villa beyond the garden maze, obscured by trees. A little sleuthing revealed that the Florentine palazzo-inspired home was built in 1916 as a winter residence for Dr. John S. Tanner of Chicago. How could he ever [...]

Penny for your Thoughts

Penny for your Thoughts

I leaned down to pick up a penny, and when I looked up I saw this interesting staircase. So tell me, what do you think we would find up there? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Excavation

Excavation

Take a look at what’s being uncovered at the corner of Mission and Fair Oaks. The old Security Pacific Bank building used to look like this. Those big, empty windows used to have these 1950s style louvers. Who could have guessed that beneath the midcentury aqua facade lurked this historic beauty? (I’m particularly fond of [...]

Space

Space

“We are lovers of the arts,” the SPACE Arts Center website proudly proclaims. “We believe art makes you happy. Art has the power to change lives. Art makes a community richer. Art is for everyone.” Here here! The center has a gallery, a fine art book collection, a variety of unique gifts as well as [...]

Leave the Light On

Leave the Light On

This wonderful old light fixture hangs at the top of my stairs. I can see it through the window when I pull into the driveway after dark. It’s a friendly little beacon. It’s quirky and dependable — kind of like the family it welcomes home. I love the rosy glow of that light, especially after [...]

Good Sport

Good Sport

It would have been a better shot with a tripod, but I couldn’t resist this spur-of-the-moment capture of my husband and daughter walking past Orange Grove Park. When the field and courts are lit up for games it feels like anything is possible … like the unbridled enthusiasm of a sporting match floats up and [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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