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Then and Now: Merritt Gardens

Then and Now: Merritt Gardens

A relative of Hulett C. Merritt emailed me after I posted about the Merrit Mansion last week. He was kind enough to send me clippings of obituaries and some lovely old post cards. Above, the sunken garden. Below, as it appears today.To quote Mr. Merritt’s relative:“I was in Pasadena for a week in December 2008, [...]

Theme Day: Statues

Theme Day: Statues

They said the theme was “statues.” They didn’t say what the statues had to be made of. I believe this guy on the Ambassador Campus is beating swords into plowshares. I have a feeling there’s a piece missing. This work (title unknown (Swords into Plowshares), 1992) was created in by J. Kenton Zlab. Zlab isn’t [...]

Maybe Koi, Maybe Not

Maybe Koi, Maybe Not

I have more to tell you about Hulett C. Merritt and the property we’ve been talking about this week at what’s locally known as the Ambassador Campus. But as I write it’s much too late for me to formulate more than one or two coherent sentences, so I’ll have to keep it short for now. [...]

What Matters: Now

What Matters: Now

I’m usually more timid than I need to be when it comes to exploring, but my brother was here last weekend. Being with him made me bold. Together we climbed the steps of the Merritt Mansion (see yesterday’s photo). As we drew near we realized the mansion was empty. Had that not been the case [...]

Empty Emissary

Empty Emissary

I was a little shocked the first time I stumbled upon this mansion. A mansion is not something one normally stumbles upon. But there it was hidden in plain sight, invisible from Orange Grove Blvd. and the surrounding streets, yet accessible when I got out of the car and began strolling through the Ambassador Campus [...]

Wear Your Extrovert Genes

Wear Your Extrovert Genes

Did you know the Doo Dah Parade is coming up this Saturday? Did you know it’s in a new location? Do you want to be in it? You could march with the winners of the Thorny Rose Award. The award was given late this year. I just learned that Friends of Hahamongna (I’m a Friend) [...]

Zen Monday: #93

Zen Monday: #93

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. There’s no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something [...]

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Here’s a photo taken outside Pasadena: an overview of one small section of the gargantuan Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the UCLA campus. The fun part: going down the Janss steps. The good-for-me part: going up them. Diving into the crowd was the insane part. I went Saturday with my brother and sister-in-law. [...]

Pie ‘N Burger

Pie ‘N Burger

I was strolling down South Lake Avenue the other day when woops! That umbrella I’d left in the car was looking like a brilliant idea I’d forgotten to write down: shoulda coulda woulda. You could say rain is just water. Or you could say it’s a good excuse to go to Pie ‘N Burger. I [...]

At Least I Don’t Have Twelve Toes

At Least I Don’t Have Twelve Toes

I’m willing to spend a little on shoes because if I don’t, my feet put up a fuss. (I’ll cut corners in just about any area but this one.) But I’m about to give up. I’ve been looking and walking and shopping and walking and walking and my dogs are sore! (and I don’t mean [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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