Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

baseball is back

i had the pleasure of being a part of the record-breaking crowd on hand last night to witness the dodgers play the red sox. while the score may not have worked out for our boys in blue, it was amazing to experience 115,300 people at a spring training baseball game played on a football field. From the lines and crowds to the noise to the quirkiness of the whole thing - it was a sensory overload - and I'd do it again in a heart beat.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

moon bounce

our neighbors had a party and instantly became the coolest family on the block.

Friday, March 28, 2008

the gaslamp quarter

one more from our trip to san diego this week. i should be back to pasadena photos tomorrow. sorry for the delay!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

san diego trolley

we took a ride on the trolley and got to see a pretty interesting side of san diego. this shot was taken at night after the fog had rolled in. it made for some very interesting lighting. I assumed this shot was too blurry, but I like how it turned out. just a reminder to never delete something off your camera until you get back to the computer and see it blown up.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

stone brewing co.

our trip down to san diego included a stop at the wonderful stone brewing world bistro and gardens. this beverage welding gargoyle was found on the wall of the restaurant. if you are in the area, stop on by! Quite the experience.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

bright pink flowers

sorry for this one being posted so late today, we've been down in san diego - hopefully some pictures from our journey will be posted later this week.

Monday, March 24, 2008

easter egg hunt

an image from pmc's easter picnic. i'm not sure who has more fun, the kids or the parents who get to see the looks of joy on their kid's faces.

hope everyone had a great easter weekend, and for those of you in the many countries who celebrate it, hope your easter monday is great. why doesn't the usa have this wonderful excuse for a holiday?

Sunday, March 23, 2008

a balancing act at santa monica pier

not lacking in talent, but maybe in salesmanship. this guy was really trying to squeeze the last greenback out of the crowd - waiting until he had received a sufficient amount of money before performing his next act.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

steeple on lake ave

check out this view of a gothic looking church on lake avenue - with palm trees. gotta love california.

Friday, March 21, 2008

save rick's burgers

for as long as we've been in pasadena (less than a year) there has been a sign in the window of rick's saying that they have to find a new home. they continue to operate, but who knows for how long. the next time you want some fast food, skip the chains and go to rick's while you still can.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

buster's in south pas

if you've ever taken the gold line from pasadena to la, you've probably seen this sweet red brick building. it has some tasty treats inside too, stop by sometime.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

more of those clouds

this time from the 210 overpass. combining with how rare these clouds were was how clear the sky and mountains looked.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

pasadena sky (with clouds)

much like my fellow pasadena blogger, I also noticed the sky on sunday. clouds like this are a rarity, and the pictures that resulted were really inspiring.

Monday, March 17, 2008

palm sunday peace parade

i had the pleasure of participating in the 5th annual palm sunday peace parade here in pasadena. this event has been taking place since the invasion of iraq. it grows larger every year, stretching for at least a full block this time. The plan is to continue this action until war is no more (so chances are it will be happening next year if you want to join in). not to get too political, or religious, but if you are interested in learning more about what you can do as a passionate christian for peace, check out the matthew 5 project.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

water tower

if you are a native pasadenian and are wondering where in town this is located, it's actually found in south pasadena as the tower reads if you view it from a different angle.

Friday, March 14, 2008

buca di beppo

one of the many italian restaurants in old town pasadena, and another installment of neon on friday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

hangin' around the original muscle beach

just had to snap a picture of these acrobatic maneuvers the other day during our trip to santa monica. hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 10, 2008

from the villages of africa to the streets of pasadena

stumbled across this vendor at the pasadena city college rummage sale (which happens on the first sunday of every month). I remember seeing artwork just like this lining the roads of south africa, ghana, swaziland, mozambique, and zimbabwe. and now here it is in pasadena, with a lovely mark up. three cheers for globalization!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

one more from mt. baldy

this one is looking toward pasadena, which is too far off in the distance to see.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

skiing mt. baldy

there is something incredible about living a half an hour from the beach, and an hour from a mountain you can ski on. we took full advantage of that fact yesterday with our good friends tim and debbie. what a beautiful day. this shot is particularly interesting because you can see the desert in the distance. snow and sand in the same picture.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

the hotel livingstone

i'm captivated by this old building. it looks like it stepped out from another time.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

uno mas, por favor

nothing beats a well made taco, and king taco does them well. from this wonderful blog, I found the suggestion to try tacos al pastor, and I've been very pleased. the other one is carne asada, and they were both delicious.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

vegetable rainbow

the new whole foods on arroyo (biggest whole foods store west of the rockies!) has the most beautiful produce display (aside from that one orange pepper that found its way over to the greens). this is a foodie paradise, so many wonderful things to buy. if only their prices were a little lower it would be the only place we'd ever shop.

Monday, March 03, 2008

white brugmansia

not usually one to post pictures of flowers, but these came out really well. how cool is it to have blooming flowers all year round? taking up close pictures is something i really need to experiment more with.

after several comments, the name brugmansia has been suggested (anonymously). thanks for the help!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

vista del arroyo hotel

a striking building which is now used for the us court of appeals. I wish this picture was a little sharper, but i love the color.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

march 2008 theme day: graffiti or street mural

this is a picture of the work of kenny scharf which you can find at the pasadena museum of california art. his work decorates the entire parking garage and is spilling out to the outside of the building, where this was taken.

there are 144 other daily photo blogs posting on this very theme today. check them out!

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