Friday, May 22, 2009

Altadena Close-up

I had a good time getting my camera back up to Altadena. The alley behind Mariposa Street is one of my favorite views in town, believe it or not. Maybe because it's old-fashioned. A lot of people like it, I think. I understand it's often used for movie shoots. Of course, you could say that about pretty much all of Altadena.

The orange squares on the upper part of the building are plates that anchor reinforcing bolts. It's earthquake protection. (I blogged about it last year.) I think they add a little something.

There are 67 businesses on the Arts Coalition directory. I didn't get to everybody, which gives me an excuse to go back. Like I needed one.

While you're checking out Altadena, check out Bill Westphal's Altadena WeatherCam. It even makes me jealous, and I live about 5 miles away.

Yesterday was an exciting day for Pasadena Daily Photo. Welcome, new visitors and followers! I hope you'll get involved in the conversation.

35 comments:

Dina said...

Mazal tov, Blog of Note!!
Well-deserved recognition, wonderful!

Saretta said...

Hey, congrats on being Blog of Note! Wow!!!

blessingsgoddess said...

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Well done !

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parlez-vous-kiwi said...

Oooh it is gorgeous! Cant wait to check this out soon when we move to Pasadena for the summer :-)

kozmetik said...

nice blog

well done

Shell Sherree said...

Congrats again, Petrea ~ it was only a matter of time!

This is a gorgeous shot and I love worn brick buildings. I have some of those iris-like grasses in the garden bed next to our stairs - no flowers yet but I'm hoping there will be. {Only a matter of time!}

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Fanny said...

what a lovely picture there... lucky i could see that on your blog... thank you

Malanie said...

Beautiful, love it!

Jilly said...

Idyllic. How pretty this is. Not surprised it's used as a film set.

Just read about your being named a Blog of Note. That is stupendous, Petrea and so well deserved. I trust the champagne was opened and drunk last night?

perle de rosée said...

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ARTISANNE said...

Love the picture!! Very interesting blog :0)

Dave Knight said...

I see the earthquake protection kept it standing during last week's quake.

Petrea said...

Thanks. This is fun! It's very nice hearing from you all, friends old and new. I look forward to checking out your blogs.

Pip, is that you?

Wanders On said...

What a wonderful ambassador for Pasadena you are - well done on a great blog. (...and of course plugging my own blog in this weird but wonderful world of blogging!)

bruno roy said...

very nice pic... :)

Rgds,
Roy

http://brunoroy.blogspot.com/

Margaret said...

Very nice picture from a very good blog.

Desi Fashion said...

superb picture!

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Angels March said...

Nice photos! I need to make a drive up to Pasadena one of these days.

Linda Armstrong said...

Nice shot! Reminds me of the days when I lived in SoCal.

Slamdunk said...

Saw you listed on the Blogs of Note--congrats. Nice photo as well.

Virginia said...

Well you've hit the comment jackpot! Good for you!!
Ilove this old building too but especially the flowers you captured in the foreground. Very nice indeed.
V

Jo said...

What a wonderful photograph!
Very interesting blog, too.

Petrea said...

I'm really enjoying all the visits, thank you! It has been a lot of fun to be a blog of note. And a lot of email! And a lot of spam! But mostly fun and great comments. Thank you!

AmyR said...

I must get to Altadena. This photo has been the final push - because just look at it! :)

altadenahiker said...

Certainly one of my favorite spots in the town. Glad the people who bought into that little block are preserving it.

J+P said...

Boy, how cool is it that Google put you up on a billboard and now you've got al these new faces wandering through the place? It's like an open house! Where's the chardonnay? Where's the brie?

Petrea said...

Amy, don't tell me you've never been? Get on up the hill, girl!

Agreed, Hiker. Kudos to every one of them.

J(+P): shoulda come with me.

AmyR said...

I haven't, the shame. I have nothing going on today though so maybe a trip to Altadena is in the very near future.

J+P said...

Yuppers ...

Petrea said...

Yuppers.

Amy, let us know...

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

I visited Pasadena. last year whilst on a tour of CA. Went to a concert at The Pasdena Civic to see Irish singer Daniel O Donnell.
We stopped at the Shearaton Hotel close by. Love the place . hope to return some day.

Yvonne.