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Rubel Castle, Communal Kitchen

Rubel Castle, Communal Kitchen
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You may remember our good friend Craig Woods, the Superintendent at Mount Wilson Observatory. Craig invited us to a special Sunday potluck breakfast at Rubel Castle, otherwise known as Rubel Farms, or simply, “the Pharm.” Craig also introduced us to Scott Rubel, who grew up at the Castle and who is now the Facilities Manager at […]

Rubel Castle, Communal Kitchen

Rubel Castle, Communal Kitchen

You may remember our good friend Craig Woods, the Superintendent at Mount Wilson Observatory. Craig invited us to a special Sunday potluck breakfast at Rubel Castle, otherwise known as Rubel Farms, or simply, “the Pharm.” Craig also introduced us to Scott Rubel, who grew up at the Castle and who is now the Facilities Manager at […]

Rubel Castle, Rocks

Rubel Castle, Rocks

Enter beneath the portcullis and you are in a weird and wonderful vision made real by Michael Rubel and is friends and neighbors. He enlisted help and free stuff wherever he could, and what he got was magical. They made towers… …walkways… …stairwells… …art… (door courtesy of the old Glendora jailhouse if I’ve got it […]

Rubel Castle, Portcullis

Rubel Castle, Portcullis

Once you’re inside the security door of the Rubel Castle property, you approach Rubel Castle proper. You enter through a portcullis. Yes, you do. The Wikipedia article mentions that the builder, Michael Rubel, purchased the Glendora property in 1959. It doesn’t point out that he was only 19 years old at the time. He and his mother […]

Rubel Castle, I

Rubel Castle, I

It looks a bit off, doesn’t it? Like maybe I need to straighten the photograph, or perhaps try a little tilt-shift to sort it out. But if I did that, you wouldn’t know what it really looks like. Prepare to enter the artsy, creative, eccentric, heartfelt and beloved confines of Rubel Castle in Glendora, California.  […]

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

This 50HP Fairbanks-Morse engine, built in 1911 and installed at historic Mt. Wilson Observatory in 1912, was for many years the only source of power at the Observatory campus. It’s “a twin cylinder gasoline fueled engine, directly coupled to a generator capable of producing 40 kilowatts of power at 125 volts DC.” There’s more about […]

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, II

This 50HP Fairbanks-Morse engine, built in 1911 and installed at historic Mt. Wilson Observatory in 1912, was for many years the only source of power at the Observatory campus. It’s “a twin cylinder gasoline fueled engine, directly coupled to a generator capable of producing 40 kilowatts of power at 125 volts DC.” There’s more about […]

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, I

50 HP Fairbanks Morse, I

What do this place… …and these men… …have to do with this? And what the heck is this, anyway? Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

We’ve returned to the main floor and the room north of the Reference Desk. I’ve looked at the floor plan and I think the room is part of the Reference Materials area. In my previous post we went downstairs. Now we’re going up, into another “staff only” area. The upstairs in this wing is less used than […]

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

Pasadena Central Library, East Wing, Upstairs

We’ve returned to the main floor and the room north of the Reference Desk. I’ve looked at the floor plan and I think the room is part of the Reference Materials area. In my previous post we went downstairs. Now we’re going up, into another “staff only” area. The upstairs in this wing is less used than […]

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