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yes Indeed, and this place is perfect for refreshment :)-------tourist spots in philippines | Let's enjoy Philippines
what a serene spot!. hope it stays that way and the skateboarders don't find it!.
I wouldn't call it all that serene, but it's a spot and everyone's gotta have one when break time comes. I guess I shot this at a low traffic time. They probably don't allow skateboarders; I didn't see any.
Either you and I go to Target at the same time of day, or else they're often out there taking a break because I've seen a similar group several times. I feel sorry for the lone person at the end. What's her story? Homeless? On second thoughts, no, as she's only got one bag.The homeless man I used to chat to outside Vons was banned by the management from sitting there. Now I learn he's died, and a memorial service was recently held in Singer Park by some of the kind people who used to chat to him and bring him food. I'm sorry I didn't know about it.
Target has such a big staff, I imagine there's always a group on break.I didn't think she was homeless, but she's an interesting counterpoint to the group. Being alone isn't always lonely. But one doesn't know.
Looks like a nice area to take a break. Interesting photo with the lines of the courtyard, the group in red, and the woman sitting alone, along with a woman walking away from us on the R hand side. It could be a start to a short story....
I love my coworkers. They are fabulous, and I feel lucky to have them.
Thanks, Ms. M. Those things are what made me stand there and take picture after picture.That's so great, Margaret. I'm glad you said it. You remind me I like my coworkers, too. I'm fortunate to work with good people.
I still have trouble calling this anything other than Robinson's, no matter how many times I've been there.I would presume it would be a better spot in summertime---I'm not sure the spot ever gets direct sun due to the architecture. Can only imagine that anyone working at Target would need a break!
Now that I look at it, Trish, I don't know if there's an awning or if the light is direct. Argh.I'm told the building is an architectural gem of sorts. There are parts of the outside that have some interest but much of it is a big concrete block. Maybe I'll get a decent shot of the good parts one of these days.
Robinson's was an elegant building of a certain age. An upmarket department store. Its large display windows allowed light to flood in. After it was bought by Target's parent company, a few were left open for a while on the upper floor; then eventually covered to make more room for merchandise. Now it is like a cave. But it could have been worse - say, a Walmart?
On the J. W. Robinson building:Notes Designed by William L. Pereira and Charles Luckman, the department store opened May 12, 1958. After closing in January, 1993, Target Stores acquired the property and reopened it in May, 1994. Street view showing the two-tier, 175,000 square feet J.W. Robinson's department store at 777 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p9018coll1/id/974/rec/1The photo is large and must be "grabbed" with one's cursor and moved about in its frame to see the whole front elevation. It does look like a big concrete block, but it was an elegant building in its time.
Fantastic, Anonymous, thank you. I tried looking up the "target" building but didn't come up with much. Knowing it's the Robinson's building is more useful and this is great info.I can see I'm going to have to climb onto the roof of something across the street to get the right shot.
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