Friday, February 29, 2008
even though the sign says fr zen y gurt, don't be misled. they sell some of the best frozen yogurt in pasadena. made with a million flavor combinations - think cold stone creamery only with frozen yogurt. this is a local landmark, especially late at night. there is always a line.
oh, and i'm pretty sure there are more than just 21 choices.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
this is the breakaway group on their final lap around the rose bowl. zirbel - the rider in red on the left - led for most of the final 5 laps. he ended up finishing in 5th and was passed by hincapie - the rider who is second from the right who seems to be pulling away - who eventually won the rose bowl stage.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
the final stage of the 2008 tour happened to be a few miles from our house. it's amazing to watch professional cyclists ride on roads that you normally ride on, only at speeds you cannot fathom. this picture shows a bit of the lovely weather that we were graced with on sunday. rainy and cold for the end of the race - five 5 mile laps around the rose bowl.
Monday, February 25, 2008
the tour of california cycling race ended yesterday with one spectacular rainbow. from where i was standing it looked like the bottom of the rainbow fell right into the middle of the rose bowl. it was a great day to be outside, even with the precipitation. more pictures of the race and its riders will be on the schedule for this week.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
this is a shot i took out the window of my flight back east over the holidays. sadly the plane window leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to photography. still, you can make out quite a few geographic features of my new home town -- the stadium in the upper left is the famous rose bowl; the major highway crossing is 210/134; moving to the right - the third overpass road is our street, los robles; if you click on the photo you can just make out city hall to the right of center at the very bottom.... can you find anything else?
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
in the ultra-trendy old town pasadena, a chain burger restaurant seems oddly out of place. never the less, it is the subject of today's friday neon post. in my humble opinion, the world would be a happier place if everyone sat down and talked to their neighbor over a burger, fries and a shake. enjoy!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
if you are a browser of pasadena photo blogs, you may have already seen this posted on petrea burchard's lovely blog. it's just such an interesting item that i had to have it on my blog as well. can't help but wonder if these are recycled signs, or were created new for this project. either way, it's very eye catching.
*update - petrea informs me that this artwork created by jack sullivan is actually called "sign of the time". my title was only one letter off!
Monday, February 18, 2008
here is my place of worship. i should really get a better angle with the mountains in the background. if you are surprised to see a mennonite church with such an elaborate steeple, you have good reason - just google mennonite church building, and you find that most are pretty simple structures. this building was originally built for the pasadena church of the brethren, and is still owned and used by them today. although pmc has grown larger than the pcb, they are still just tenants in the building.
oh, and if you are in the area and searching for a church, check out this one. it's pretty great!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
this picture was taken early this week. we're at the midpoint of february and flowers and trees are in full bloom - in some areas the fragrance is almost overwhelming. note the dead leaves in this picture. seems like the trees barely have enough time to drop from the previous season before the new foliage appears.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
okay, so this picture isn't from california, and it wasn't taken by me, and it isn't even a recent photo, and in fact is the first photo on my blog that i am actually in. however, today is valentines day so in honor, here is a picture of my sweetheart and myself in pennsylvania the week before our wedding.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
i took this picture for the steeple, but there is just so much else happening here that I thought I would leave it all in. a correction has been made, this is not pasadena presbyterian, rather a methodist church.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
this has to be one of the best parts of living in southern california. the local grocery store carries certified organic mac and cheese - just like mom used to make! actually it tastes pretty similar to the blue box kraft dinner, and the cost is about the same too. win win.
Friday, February 08, 2008
readers who are new to this blog may not be aware that fridays (last friday excluded) have historically involved some kind of neon lights. this photo is from the universal citywalk - an incredible place to visit. we went to see u23d there last week. if you get a chance and are a u2 fan, go check it out.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
a little known fact about pasadena is that it is home to many flocks of parrots. rumor has it that these foreign birds escaped into the wild during a fire at a bird farm. last night at the super bowl party, I got my first opportunity to snap a few pictures of these red-crowned parrots. I've seen them before, but never with camera in hand. this tree was loaded with these squawking birds.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
not exactly sure, but I think this is in the general direction of pasadena. the view is spectacular, and it is also free! if you are in the area, check it out - only a 15-20 minute drive from pasadena. having someone visit is making me aware of just how much there is to do around here.
on a side note, this week marked my 1000th visitor to the blog! thanks to everyone who has checked out "the sky is big in pasadena".
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
This is my first attempt at daily city photo blog "theme day", other bloggers participating are found below...
Portland (OR), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Memphis (Tennessee), USA - Manila, Philippines - San Diego (CA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - New York City (NY), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - San Francisco (CA), USA - Mumbai (Maharashtra), India - Mainz, Germany - Weston (FL), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Turin, Italy - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Bicheno, Australia - Durban, South Africa - Joplin (MO), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Stockholm, Sweden - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Brussels, Belgium - Chicago (IL), USA - Montpellier, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mazatlan, Mexico - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Sesimbra, Portugal - Toulouse, France - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - Susanville (CA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Prague, Czech Republic - Helsinki, Finland - Pilisvörösvár, Hungary - Lisbon, Portugal - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Trujillo, Peru - Dunedin (FL), USA - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - London, UK - Baziège, France - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Mumbai, India - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Stayton (OR), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Sofia, Bulgaria - Arradon, France - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Athens, Greece - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Jackson (MS), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Budapest, Hungary - Rotterdam, Netherlands - St Malo, France - Chandler (AZ), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Cleveland (OH), USA - Nottingham, UK - Kansas City (MO), USA - The Hague, Netherlands - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Wrocław, Poland - Chateaubriant, France - Cheltenham, UK - Moscow, Russia - Monrovia (CA), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Toruń, Poland - Grenoble, France - Lisbon, Portugal - New Orleans (LA), USA - Sydney, Australia - Boston (MA), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Boston (MA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Wichita (KS), USA - Radonvilliers, France - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Christchurch, New Zealand - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Wailea (HI), USA - Aliso Viejo (CA), USA - St Francis, South Africa - Port Elizabeth, South Africa - Seattle (WA), USA - Pasadena (CA), USA - Vienna, Austria - Orlando (FL), USA - Torun, Poland - Delta (CO), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Paris, France - Stavanger, Norway - Niamey, Niger - Le Guilvinec, France - Bogor, Indonesia - Saarbrücken, Germany - Auckland, New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand - Budapest, Hungary - Juneau (AK), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Glasgow, Scotland - Chicago (IL), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Sydney, Australia - Riga, Latvia - Subang Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Terrell (TX), USA - Terrell (TX), USA - Inverness (IL), USA