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Glimpse Her While You Can

Glimpse Her While You Can

Like most City Daily Photo bloggers, Laurie Allee didn’t know when she started where Glimpses of South Pasadena would take her. I think blogging takes us each to a different place, but maybe that’s not the right way to think about it. More likely it’s the blogger herself who steers, driving the blog like the […]

Theme Day: Mystery Object

Theme Day: Mystery Object

I was all ready to post another library and I remembered: today is City Daily Photo theme day! It’s a good thing I remembered because–well, I don’t know what would happen if I forgot, probably nothing, but it’s too late now. I know at least one person who can tell us where today’s mystery object […]

Hill Avenue Branch Library

Hill Avenue Branch Library

Confession: although the Hill Avenue Branch of the Pasadena library is my favorite, I’ve never been inside. I’ve judged this book by its cover. The building, designed by Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, is the oldest in the Pasadena Public Library system. It opened May 6, 1925, thirteen days before construction began on the Central […]

Lamanda Park Library

Lamanda Park Library

I stopped by to take pictures of the Lamanda Park branch library on a Friday. Lamanda Park is closed on Fridays and Sundays. In fact, many of the branches have reduced hours and it’s a good idea to check the website before you go. The empty parking lot at Lamanda had a forlorn look to […]

Guest Author: Margo Sorenson and Aloha for Carol Ann

Guest Author: Margo Sorenson and Aloha for Carol Ann

I had heard good things about Margo Sorenson’s popular children’s books ages ago. We scheduled her guest post long before I realized this was Banned Books Week! (I doubt you’ll find her books on the banned list, but never say never.) Margo will be appearing at the Friends of the Duarte Library Festival of Authors […]

La Pintoresca Library

La Pintoresca Library

We’re visiting Pasadena libraries for Banned Books Week. Pasadena has too many libraries to visit them all in one week (and we’re all snooty-proud of that fact), but we’ll do what we can. This is the lovely La Pintoresca branch library at the corner of Washington and Fair Oaks. It’s one of the busiest of […]

Zen Monday: #164

Zen Monday: #164

A confession about today’s photo: it wasn’t taken in Pasadena. I took it with my iPhone about two years ago at a book signing–for this book by Kevin McCollister–in Venice, California. I hope you’ll forgive me this transgression as it’s a fun shot for Banned Books Week. Zen Monday is supposed to be the day […]

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week officially began yesterday, but we have all week to celebrate. Because Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Library Association (among a host of others) and because Pasadena has ten libraries (counting the Central Library and nine branch libraries), this seems like the perfect week to visit some libraries here on […]

Chapter 3, Stained Glass

Chapter 3, Stained Glass

Inside the big old house we’ve been visiting this week there’s a big old stairway. Someone painted it once–or probably more than once. The light likes the paint. A close look at this glass makes me wonder if it’s original to the house. Would these be 1896 colors? They look psychedelic to me. This window […]

One of the Oldest, chapter 2

One of the Oldest, chapter 2

Inside the house pictured yesterday, nearly every room is a work in progress. Yet a young couple and their baby live active lives here. It reminds me of one of my favorite words: palimpsest. Wikipedia concisely describes a palimpsest as “a manuscript page from a scroll or book from which the text has been scraped […]

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