Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Signs

These signs adorn the Pasadena Furniture Company on Rosemead, south of the 210 freeway. I've posted at least one photo of this building before. (Where are these photos? Who knows? I didn't categorize them under "signs," "shopping" or "Pasadena Furniture Company" so it's anybody's guess.) I like the juxtaposition of signs here: old, newer, and so-new-it's-temporary. Plus the street sign.

The proprietor told us the building was once a dry cleaner's, probably built in the 1920's. Then, before Pasadena Furniture Company took it over, there was another furniture store in there. It's interesting inside, with a not-too-high warehouse ceiling.

Thank you all for your photo uploading advice yesterday. I deleted about 100 duplicates from Picasa (I have no idea why they were there, but hey, I had no idea I was using Picasa) and voila! A new picture. I hope I don't have to delete 100 pictures every day.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Petrea, if it works the way it used to, Picasa picks up every photo that comes into your computer whether you want that photo saved or not. You have to clean it out periodically.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

How about 'smorgasbord'? I haven't seen a mixture of signs like that in a long time... :-)

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks Anon--not every photo that comes into my computer (heaven forbid) but every photo I upload to Blogger. I don't know how I got this far without even knowing it was there, but I did.

KBF, "smorgasbord" would be a good title for this post.

altadenahiker said...

Glad you're back in business. (Maybe filed under Rosemead Boulevard?)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I bought my mattress there

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Karin. That found one of them:
http://pasadenadailyphoto.blogspot.com/2011/11/apropos.html
I added a couple of tags to it to make it easier to find.

PA, I'll bet it's a good one.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

you'd loose that bet

Petrea Burchard said...

Bummer.

Bellis said...

The beautification of Rosemead, using the Obama stimulus money, lasted so long that many businesses there folded, because cars couldn't easily get to the stores. I'm not even sure the whole of Rosemead is now open again. Have you seen the new lamposts and medians? All very nice, but at quite a cost to local businesses.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'd put "beautification" in quotes, Bellis. I never even noticed, I'm sorry. One thing about that program, good or bad, was that the money went only to projects that were already in progress.

Ms M said...

Interesting photo with the mixture of old and new. What little I can see of the building, it'd be fun to take a look inside.

I found duplicates of my photos on Picasa, too. Very strange. I "downsize" my photos before uploading them using Photoshop Elements. Guess I'll downsize them even more....

Margaret said...

Glad you have a fix to your picture drama. It's always interesting to think about the history of the old buildings. I bet in the 1920s tha was a right proper place.

Petrea Burchard said...

I think it might have been a cool building. Kind of warehouse-y. The ceilings still show the look.

I'm not crazy about how the smaller size makes the picture look quality-wise. It's not expensive to buy more storage. I just don't have time to think about it right now so I wish I'd been paying attention when they first told me I was uploading to Picasa. Did they ever tell me? I have no idea.

TheChieftess said...

Huh??? We're uploading to Picasa??? Who knew???

TheChieftess said...

Well...I'll be darned!!! I just logged onto Picasa and there they were!!! And did someone say if you delete it from Picasa it deletes the blog post???

Petrea Burchard said...

That's true, Chieftess. I just sent you an email with the info I've learned over the past few days.

Dave Knight said...

Hey, this is right down the street from me. I've been meaning to go in there for quite some time and just haven't made the time. Tell John I said hello!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi Dave! They've got a variety of stuff so check it out. Let me know what you find. We're still looking for our dining room chairs.