Thursday, June 24, 2010

indoor fountain along lake avenue


seriously? 

the other day i walked in to this group of shops along lake avenue and discovered this indoor fountain and spiral staircase.

i never would have guess it was here.  it just goes to show that there are still many things about pasadena that i have yet to discover...

10 comments:

Alethia said...

Where is this??

ben wideman said...

exactly, right???? I was dumbfounded.

It is a space called the Colonade - just south of Del Mar on the east side of Lake.

PulledPorker said...

That indoor area, as well as the open-air plaza (the Burlington Arcade) a few doors down, are kind of hidden treasures. They don't really have stores that I frequent but I love strolling through them. (My better half loves Anthropologie and any time we go there I park in the back and walk through the Colonnade on our way in and the Arcade on our way out.) I have a photo of the red phone booth in the Arcade that I love.

JT said...

Ah, yes... I know where that is now. Nice shot!

Dirk said...

My father's book store (Dirk Cable Bookseller) was a bit of a landmark in the Colonade for many years (1980-2000), so I'm actually very familiar with that rather kitchy staircase and fountain.

Kat said...

I remember Dirk's bookstore. I love the Arcade and the Colonnade -- but to be honest, I've never ever walked up those stairs. What's up there, I wonder?

ben wideman said...

Good question, Kat - its probably either really boring, or the subject for a future photo!

Dirk said...

I went up the stairs once, because I love spiral staircases for some reason and just had to see. Sadly it was pretty boring up there--just some anonymous offices, no storefronts.

Kim Thomas said...

We get my kids hair cut at the place next door to this. Crazy that it's there.

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