Thursday, December 4, 2008

I Am Curious (Yellow)

In comments on a November post called Old Paint, Trish mentioned Edmondson Alley near the Pasadena Humane Society. She said there had once been " interesting painted walls back there that I am sure are gone now too."

Trish, the paint is gone but the walls are still interesting.

Commenters send me to all kinds of places. You may have sent me an email ages ago and thought I had forgotten. I haven't. I have a long list and a short schedule and I mean to get everywhere. I don't know if I'll manage it, but Pasadena has many corners and I'm still loving every minute I spend photographing them.

Thanks for your suggestions. They send me to discoveries.

19 comments:

Dina said...

Enjoy your quest and the thrill of discovery. The best part is being able to share our new-found little treasures, eh?
Just yesterday I wandered just one block behind the Jerusalem Central Bus Station and discovered a whole new world. So exciting!
Just think, if the explorers of old had had blogs . . .

Cafe Observer said...

Dr. Burchard, can I make a photo request for you to visit?
Please go ck in on & photograph Palm Axis. The words "mummified remains" & TV news having been intruding into my brain recently 4 some scary reason. I'll rest better. Thank you.

USelaine said...

I love this. Plus, there is nothing cuter than a free-range baby palm tree, am I right? Adorable. I hope its prospects are better than those of Palm Axis.

Petrea said...

I hope you took pictures, Dina. I will eagerly await that post. After living here and exploring for three years, I know I'll never run out of new things to photograph.

C.O., I'll check with the Pasadena Adjacent authorities for clearance. Seems the case is still unsolved.

I thought of you when this popped up on my monitor, Elaine.

Sara said...

I am sorry that I can not see your today's photo.I think there is a problem with my Internet speed!

Susan C said...

The first thing I thought was, "Looks like a great outpost for the homeless during inclement weather."

Laurie said...

I was not sure what image to expect when I saw your post title, you clever girl.

I think this is such a cool geometric shot. And I'm percolating on where I can send you to shoot pics... :-)

USelaine said...

Whoa! I need more coffee; the intertube gremlins have me seeing a new title...

Trish said...

Petrea---you're right, this is NOTHING as I remember.

This yellow reminds me of the harvest gold of the 70's, but if this is where I think it was shot, this was not there in the 70's.

Have to agree with Susan that it looks like a nice refuge for someone either wandering over from Central Park or from the Salv Army recovery center that used to be around the corner.

So many different colors, shades and textures!

Thanks!

maria said...

is this someone's home? there is something about the color yellow that is comforting, no matter the circumstance. even the little bitty palm tree that is saying "i too can be a tall southern california "pasadena" palm tree....i know i can.

altadenahiker said...

There are so many ways to view Pasadena -- through the eyes of the well-heeled, gardeners, interlopers, homeless, on and on. As for the last, I'll bet they spend most of the day scoping the city for a safe place to bed down for the night. This seems a viable port in a storm. In a pretty awful storm.

Petrea said...

Sara, thanks for checking in anyway!

I don't know about it being a great shelter. It's all relative, I guess. I feel fortunate in these times and I know things are getting worse, not better, for many others. Charity is a good gift to give this holiday season.

I changed the title. I woke up this morning thinking of this one. It's better, but of course I stole it.

Trish - I got more shots, maybe you'll recognize at least the shapes of the structures.

Christie said...

Ah, sunshine. And yellow!! I have a room in my house that is yellow and I love sitting in there, especially in the winter when the sun makes its all-to-brief appearances.

I hope you have a sunny day!

Bernie K. said...

This seems as much like a diorama as the stereopticon-doggy-view thing. Those unconvincing doors look about three inches high, and that wall has all the furred imprecision of cardboard-&-tempera. And that "sun"—! It has to come from a floodlamp. Only the depth of field betrays the sullen reality: a person sleeps here. It's like something from a nightmare.

Ms M said...

I like the way you framed this photo. It catches the eye. It's fun you go on these photo quests. I love doing that too (when I have time).

unknown doctor said...

things no things

Jules said...

I love treasure hunts - there is always something interesting to find. the colours here are so warm & sunny!!!

USelaine said...

Somebody, buy Bernie a drink.

Petrea said...

I just want to let you know it's okay to click on unknown doctor's link. It's an interesting (and bright yellow) thought to add to this conversation.