Glimpses of S. Pas.


The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Produce, flowers and prepared food aren’t the only goodies you’ll find at the weekly South Pas Farmers Market. Last week I found this amazing kid, playing this song with the smooth expertise of a 1920s speakeasy honkytonker. Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Shameless Birthday Post

Shameless Birthday Post

I grabbed this shot while walking down El Centro yesterday. (See tiny me reflected up there at the bottom of the round mirror?) When I saw the image, I realized it had a few qualities I really like. It’s happy, it’s silly, it’s weird, it’s imperfect, it’s off-kilter, it’s unsettling, it’s casual, it’s unpretentious and [...]

Mail Call

Mail Call

Many houses in Monterey Hills have mailboxes just like this one. It’s as if the entire development got a deal back in the late 60s on these old-fashioned metal homages to the Pony Express– an odd choice, considering the prevailing mid-century modern architecture of the area. I just love them. They’re charming, kind of corny [...]

(pre)occupation

(pre)occupation

Someone had been working in this Huntington office building the other night with paint brushes, a circle saw and a nail gun. When I took a closer look in the window, I saw a worn paperback of Great American Short Stories splayed on the floor next to a pile of lumber. Of course, I thought [...]

Lunar Module?

Lunar Module?

No, aliens have not landed in South Pas — although these marvelous old Airstream trailers have always reminded me of props out of a 1950s Twilight Zone episode. And just look at how this one shimmers in the evening light… On second thought, maybe aliens have landed. Leave rational explanations for the rest of the [...]

Missing but Not Forgotten

Missing but Not Forgotten

When I started Glimpses of South Pasadena almost a year ago, I thought of it as a window into my own little town. Instead, it has been a view to the entire world. As part of a planet-wide community of City Daily Photobloggers, I’ve had the privilege of being part of a huge neighborhood that [...]

(Con)Text

(Con)Text

Communication from a fence? Sure, why not? I enjoy making the world my oracle. Remember the way the freeway signs gave advice to Steve Martin in the film LA Stories? Wisdom is everywhere if you look for it. (With all the vanity license plates and graffiti in Los Angeles, driving the freeway can be a [...]

Iconic

Iconic

Every community has its icons — structures that seem to capture the heart and soul of the place, and of the era. This quaint, old fashioned water tower seems to personify South Pasadena’s Mayberry reputation even better than the quaint, old fashioned soda fountain or all the quaint, old fashioned houses. It perches on a [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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