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Gold on Lombardy Road

Gold on Lombardy Road

I shot this on Lombardy Road in San Marino before the rain hit. It’s probably all mushy now. I hadn’t meant to go that way but I was doubling back to go somewhere else, and figured I’d try a different route than my usual. Note to self: unusual route = better chance of striking gold. [...]

Chanukah in Pasadena

Chanukah in Pasadena

Pasadena’s got a church just about everywhere you look. They’re in brightly painted houses obtrusive and un, strewn throughout residential neighborhoods and business districts, competing for attention with liquor stores, shopping malls and each other. If you’re a Christian, by gosh by golly and by God, we’ve got whatever you need. If you’re a Jew [...]

Fruits of My Labors

Fruits of My Labors

I’m learning how to white-balance with my new-to-me camera. It’s taking some doing. Both of these images are altered; I had to do the work in post because I didn’t get it right in the first place. The one on the left is the most accurate. Not perfect, though. Still a little too green. What [...]

Local Literary Lights

Local Literary Lights

Before I moved here I didn’t know many published authors. But in Pasadena you can practically see at night by the literary lights. First I’ll tell you about Roberta Martinez so you can immediately mark your calendar for an event at Vroman’s Bookstore tomorrow evening. Roberta and her friend Patrick Conyers will present and sign [...]

Optimistic

Optimistic

According to Google (and where else would I get my weather information?) it got to as low as 37 degrees in Pasadena sometime in the last 24 hours. I bundle up so much you’d never know I lived in northern Illinois for much of my life. The only person in our family who dislikes the [...]

Zen Monday: #75

Zen Monday: #75

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. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box for most of the day to avoid influencing [...]

Hungry for Holiday Headgear

Hungry for Holiday Headgear

At South Lake Avenue’s annual Holiday Open House yesterday every other store was giving away food. Sure, you could get discounts. You could also get coffee and cookies with your complimentary chair massage at Touche Salon and Day Spa. You could munch on the free sample appetizers at Cafe 140 South while gossiping about passersby. [...]

Hens Do Have Teeth

Hens Do Have Teeth

I like the funky outdoor seating at Hen’s Teeth Square. On a warm day these stools are taken up by diners munching on chicken and/or tacos. But the weather was chilly the day I took the picture. For some strange reason I didn’t go across the street and get a shot of the whole place. [...]

The Mural Wasn’t Hard to Find

The Mural Wasn’t Hard to Find

Hen’s Teeth Square is a small shopping center nestled where Los Robles Avenue meets Woodbury Road. Pasadena comes to one of its northernmost points there; Altadena is across the street. The square offers Puebla Tacos #3, where the staff is really sweet, Pollos Puebla (possibly owned by the same folks?) and a little market, and [...]

Home Shopping in Julia’s Neighborhood

Home Shopping in Julia’s Neighborhood

Just one little block east of the famous house we visited yesterday I spotted this one for sale. There was a “Sale Pending” tag attached to the Sotheby’s Realty sign on the lawn. So if you want this house you may have to get lucky, or at least hurry. Take a look. What do you [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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