Monday, November 17, 2008

photo request #12: the same thing posted from several different perspectives (take 2)


some of you may remember my first attempt at photo request #12. well, it turns out the requester (my good friend deb) wasn't entirely satisfied with an event being the used as the subject for their photo request. something about that not being what she had in mind.

needless to say, i cannot leave a loyal reader unsatisfied, so we'll try again. i decided to pick a subject that would give me a variety of photo options and ended up deciding to take a closer look at the castle green. one of pasadena's iconic landmarks - and somewhat surprisingly, a building that has never been featured on the sky is big in pasadena.

so hang on to your hats, because this week i will take you on a tour of the exterior of this impressive building. you can read all about it at the castle green website, and it's own wikipedia entry.

8 comments:

Hilda said...

Gorgeous! The details are amazing! And I read the wiki entry too — man, I wonder how much the residences cost?

ben wideman said...

I know, right? Pretty insane.

Trish said...

the place is gorgeous as always. It was built 110 years ago and has always housed rich and mysterious persons. My understanding is that it is akin to NYC where you watch the obituaries in order to obtain an apartment.

Cafe Observer said...

I think it's even more interesting inside.

The apartments are kept really magical by some of those tenants.

ben wideman said...

Great insight Trish and Cafe. You can get a feel for the inside from the Castle's website.

Petrea said...

A great choice for this kind of challenge, Ben.

There's a chance each year to tour the interior at Christmas time. It's a bit pricey, but fun. John and I went in...oh, 2001 I think? Some of the apartments are gorgeous, some tacky, you never know. But it's really a fun tour and the building is an intrigue all its own.

ben wideman said...

Really! Good to know. Thanks for the tip Petrea.

Tim and Deb said...

Yippee! That's what I'm talking about! :) You picked a good location to picture for my request. Thanks, Ben!