Glimpses of S. Pas.


Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes
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Smoke from the fires in nearby Angeles National Forest mixed with hot, August winds to create a toxic haze all over the San Gabriel Valley. Lucky for my family, we could hole up indoors. Which makes me appreciate workers like this even more. (Though I don’t think he appreciated me snapping this picture!) Go to […]

Living Space

Living Space

Sometimes I stumble across something that is quintessentially California. Sure, people abandon furniture on streets all over the world. But here — artfully placed right next to a palm under a blast of almost supernaturally bright sunlight, — the sofa looks whimsical and cool. Hopeful, even. In fact, with the mild summer weather of late, […]

Change of Scenery

Change of Scenery

I couldn’t resist posting a shot of another crape myrtle tree in full bloom. Here, the bright flowers blast away everything noir about the South Pasadena library and turn the place into a technicolor extravaganza. Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Settings: Part 15

Settings: Part 15

Paging my armchair directors! It’s time for another fun-filled game of imaginary movie making! For my new readers, this is where I stomp my feet like Louis B. Mayer and demand that you come up with a great story for the location. So, don’t let me down, people … if this were a scene in […]

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

Even with a tarp on top, this red confection takes a fine portrait… Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Incarnations

Incarnations

Sometimes people watching can offer glimpses of hidden worlds and even feel a bit like time travel. I’ve mentioned a similar phenomenon a few times before, but doesn’t it seem like these two are versions of the same guy? See how the hip young adult seems to be emerging from the shy teenager? Go to […]

Caption this photo… (#16)

Caption this photo… (#16)

Yeah … I got nothing for this one. Anyone? Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

It's a Sign…

It's a Sign…

I often look for reasons to drive on Hope Street. It’s a pretty little road, but not particularly noteworthy. Other South Pas streets have bigger landmarks, and flashier houses and larger trees. But I don’t drive on Hope Street for the views … I drive on Hope Street because it’s fun to say to myself, […]

Ready for her Closeup

Ready for her Closeup

When you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you get used to coexisting with Hollywood’s dream factory. Yet another film crew set up along El Centro the other day. Despite an impressively lavish production set up across the street in the library lawn and down the block at the brick lofts, it was business […]

Inland…

Inland…

Day melts into night as civilization ebbs and swells. Looking west from Arroyo Drive at dusk often yields exceptional views, but if you stop and listen, the cars on the freeway below sound kind of like ocean waves. (Unfortunately, this concrete sea has different sirens.) Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

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