Glimpses of S. Pas.


Dressed Down

Dressed Down

I spotted this gorgeous candy-apple confection the other day. But where are the hubcaps? It’s like a great dress with no shoes! Still, the old girl is fetching in her bare feet… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Beautiful Decay

Beautiful Decay

I’m glad South Pas hangs on to so much of its old stuff. Take this alleyway, for example. A fresh coat of paint and a new garage door would suffocate the soul of this old building. New isn’t always better. In fact, new is a construct that can create insecurity, competition and greed. But entropy? [...]

Settings: Part 17

Settings: Part 17

I can’t help it. I always see a place as a potential setting for a movie scene and this unusual entryway is no exception. River rock! Wrought iron! A flag! Come on, people … if you were directing this film, what would happen here? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Canvassing the Neighborhood

Canvassing the Neighborhood

Painters have descended! Rational deduction would lead us to conclude they are gearing up for the California Art Club‘s upcoming Plein Air exhibition: South Pasadena, City of Trees. But maybe it’s just a sign that South Pas as muse brings out the Renaissance creative type in all of us no matter how we choose to [...]

Threshold

Threshold

The ee cummings-worthy sign on the door, as nebulous as it is descriptive, is just one of the reasons I love this place. (And no, there’s no men’s entrance. This is it.) It’s on Fair Oaks in the middle of town, not far from the more zen-like sanctuary of Mission Street Yoga. Sure, kundalini energy [...]

Caption this photo… (#18)

Caption this photo… (#18)

I’m counting on you dear readers … to become great caption writers. Whatcha got? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style

I am fairy certain this is not what author Judith A. Lindberg had in mind when she wrote: A tangerine and russet cascadeOf kaleidoscopic leavesCreates a tapestry of autumn magicUpon the emerald carpet of fading summer. Nevertheless, bougainvillea and hibiscus thrive in the extreme heat of recent weather. (As you can see, the colors of [...]

Keep Clear

Keep Clear

When the warning lights flashed at the intersection I cut the engine, adjusted the camera settings, opened the sun roof and used the top of the car for an impromptu tripod. (It was a lucky shot.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Auto Pilot

Auto Pilot

South Pas certainly has a lot of vintage cars, but yesterday Mission Street was literally bumper to bumper with them. The 5th annual Cruz’n for Roses Hot Rod and Classic Car Show filled up the old section of Route 66 with hundreds of gas-guzzling works of art. The yearly festival promotes South Pasadena’s Rose Parade [...]

Observed

Observed

Unexpected sweetness from a dirty car window… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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