Sunday, June 08, 2008
at first glance this photo could have been taken on the main street of any town across the us of a. but i promise you, this picture could only have been taken in pasadena. no, i'm not referring to the cool building that jamba juice is located in (although it is pretty cool), i'm looking at two other things. the first is the diagonal crosswalk. if you notice, the traffic lights in both directions are red. traffic is blocked four ways and people are free to cross in normal directions, as well as crossing the intersection at an angle - free of traffic from any direction. i'm sure this exists in other cities, but pasadena is the first place i have seen this take place.
the second unique distinction may not be so easy to notice. it is the red line painted on the middle of the road. it's not that pasadena doesn't like the color yellow, this red line actually denotes the rose parade route. it is easier to see when the photo gets blown up to a larger size...
so now you know two new facts about pasadena! prepare to impress your friends.