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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 […]

This Oldest House

This Oldest House

About a year ago I posted a picture of the front porch of this house. I did so because I loved the scruffy old door. Scruffy no more. Shined up nicely, in fact, with new old hardware from one of my favorite stores, Gayle’s Pasadena Architectural Salvage. The whole place looks a bit more dapper, […]

Garages, 4

Garages, 4

I never cared much for garages before moving to Pasadena and I know why. It’s because I never lived anywhere else where the garages were part of the architectural history. Usually they’re all aluminum, each one with the same automatic door as the one across the street. This one speaks for itself, I think. Look […]

Badassary

Badassary

Our friend Dive has been posting snazzy photos of fancy cars, flying Ferraris and pretty women at something called the Goodwood Revival. Altadena’s answer: the Badass Buick. I spent too much time with the thesaurus, looking for a “b” word to describe this car’s attractive, sophisticated, yet intimidating look. I finally settled on Roget’s initial […]

Zen Monday: #163

Zen Monday: #163

In Zen, you learn through experience rather than books or lectures. Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and tell us what you’ve learned, rather than me lecturing you about it. Today I reserve the right to join in the comments when necessary–you know, to add to the experience. Remember, sometimes you have […]

The Coffee Barrel

The Coffee Barrel

Do you ever get so busy or preoccupied you forget to eat? Sooner or later you’ll be reminded with a stomach wallop. Fortunately I live in a city where I can say to myself: “Pull over at the next sign of food” and such a sign will show itself relatively quickly. In this case it […]

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