Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Wright Tour, Pt. 2



Welcome to Pasadena! The City Hall is an impressive facility with a beautiful courtyard that beckons visitors to walk, relax, and enjoy the surrounding beauty.



At the time I was snapping these shots, the building's fire alarm was blaring as smoke filled the hallways. The smell of sulfur was fairly strong by the time I wrapped up.



Loved this fountain at the heart of the courtyard.



Pasadena seems to have an inordinate amount of historic churches. I was told that for the New Year's Day Annaul Rose Bowl Parade if January 1 happens to fall on a Sunday, the city ordinance forces the Parade to wait until January 2.



I returned to City Hall after dinner to snap a few night shots.





…and back again at sunrise.



I completely lucked out when I stumbled upon the Post Office.



It just so happened that the clerk was opening the building for business.



I was able to tour around this amazingly well-kept historic facility and snap to my heart's content.





A few more church shots:







I loved these graphic quotes that could be found around town:



Bryan - make sure you come back tomorrow as I will begin at the Gamble House. NO trip to Pasadena is complete without visiting this place!



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5 comments:

Chuck said...

These photos remind me so much of Pawnee, Indiana... ;-)

Fifthrider said...

Agh! You got me. Of COURSE you went there. Can't wait until tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Enjoying this so much.

JG

K. Martinez said...

Beautiful city hall and a wonderful series on Pasadena. I haven't been there in like about 25 years. Time to go take another side trip to check it out. Thanks, Dave.

beachgal said...

Glad to see you got to Pasadena - lots to see there. Good to know you DID see the Gable house. I had a friend who was a docent there and I've had quite a few lovely private tours and went to a few parties there as well. Pasadena/San Marino/Altadena are all chock full of good places to see. You need to go back and spend more time crawling around.