Friday, January 18, 2008

Altadena Alley

Pasadena's north side borders on Altadena, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. (Altadena's north side borders on the San Gabriel mountains.) Altadena has its own town council, but has resisted being governed by Pasadena or anybody else.

Altadena's character can't be defined in a word. It's artsy, diverse, old-timey, forward-thinking, stuck in its ways and anti-establishment. It is its own self, one might say, defiantly.

In an alley behind Mariposa Street, I came upon this door. Told you our alleys are pretty.


Jim said...

Thats an awesome door. This is in an alley huh? Very cool.

I gave you an award, you will have to check my site.

Petrea said...

Thanks, Jim!

Kim said...

Ha too! Jim beat me to the punch! Even though I'm just a lurker here I absolutely LOVE your site! Happy Award Day!

Petrea said...

Jim, Kim, I'm honored!!!

I'm getting to this so late tonight, I'll have to give out my 10 awards tomorrow. I've been doing this less than a month--If I could do it 24 hours a day, I would. I'm having a blast.

Kim, you don't know how pleased I am to have such a cool lurker.

Squirrel said...

Beautiful! like the little plant too--goes well with the door.

Petrea said...

Welcome, Squirrel! I like the plant, too. A bit of green to set off the red.

Stay warm in Nyack.