Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Where Am I?

I mean it. Really, I have no clue.

I've been so wrapped up in Camelot & Vine that I haven't looked up from the computer screen, and honestly, I'm tired of myself. I haven't been getting out to take pictures lately, so this one's from the archives. I know I took it in Old Town Pasadena, on the south side of Holly Street, just east of Fair Oaks. But I can't remember the name of the store, and it's showing up as an empty building on Google Maps. So either I took this picture a long time ago and the building is now empty, or Google took their picture a long time ago and the building is now full. One is as likely as the other.

We have a guest author tomorrow, I'm excited about that! We'll have at least one more in November and maybe two.

How are you? What's new? Have you been getting out of the house? What have you been doing out there?

And if you know what store I photographed, please tell us in the comments.


Anonymous said...


Petrea Burchard said...

JB, that's the only way I know I was on the south side of the street!

altadenahiker said...

Nice moody feel to it.

Petrea Burchard said...

My blog posts to my Facebook Page. A commenter there said, "You're obviously at a Subwa judging from the reflection. You should get a Meatba Marina with Lettu Onio and Southwe Saus."

LOLfromPasa said...

Hi Petrea. Next time you are out about in the evening in Old Town...drive by and look for that 'reflection' and then you will know which shop it was. Have fun!

dive said...

Looks like one of those magical phantom shops that appear out of nowhere and disappear as soon as you look away. Either that or a Goth has moved in.
Is it just me or is there something spookily erotic about the little wooden woman with the drawers in her skirt? I never knew those existed but now I must have one!

Petrea Burchard said...

Too smart for me, LOL.

It's like the past got reflected in the present (SUBWA), Dive. There should be spooky music.

Susan Campisi said...

SUBWA gave away that you were on Holly. I work nearby but don't remember what store used to be there. I think this is what occupies that space now: http://www.jenettebras.com/store/old-pasadena

(The '18' gave it away.)

In answer to your question on Margaret's blog, yes, I did get to relax in Joshua Tree. Thank you for asking.

I'm all too familiar with being tired of oneself!

Petrea Burchard said...

Susan, I do not see this "18" to which you refer, but it wouldn't be the first time I'd missed something. Thank you for the clarification. A bra store! And not just any bra store, a custom shop. This is just what I need.

Katie said...

Looks like a fun shop to find a few treasures you didn't know you needed. Hope you find it! I'm definitely out of the house as I arrived in London today for a few days kicking around with a friend. Climbed to the top of St Paul's Cathedral for a beautiful view of the city!

Eric Tenin said...

"Je donne ma langue au chat", as we say in French ;-)

Susan Campisi said...

Oh, the "18" I saw was on google maps. Sorry I didn't explain that and my clarification wasn't at all clear. And you know what? Now that I look at google maps again, I'm seeing it could be a different storefront with a different address.

I think I got a contact high from Joshua Tree and that it's still lingering.

Tomorrow I'll walk by those shops to try and get to the bottom of this mystery.

Bellis said...

I'm wondering if it's turned into a chocolate shop? Or perhaps you were down Diagon Alley? (Harry Potter fans will know what I mean).

Petrea Burchard said...

Poor Katie is in London! What a fantastic place. The wonderful thing about climbing to the top of St. Paul's is that you will never be able to do something like that in the USA. We are too litigious. They would have to build all sorts of safety thingies and it wouldn't be nearly as fun.

Eric, "I give my tongue to the cat"? Does that mean something like, "I'm better off if I don't say anything"?

Susan, only if it's on your way. I don't expect you to eat lunch at Subwa.

I wasn't down the alley, Bellis, although if Diagon Alley is euphemistic, maybe I was.

Betsy emailed me a couple of ideas:
"On Google Maps street view, when I did a 180 degree turnaround from Subway at 16 East Holly, it gave me 12 E. Holly across the street, which a lookup said was a now defunct bridal shop called Songi. According to yelp, the owner was disreputable and skipped town."
"Lulu's Vintage Finery - was at 16 East Holly. Don't know if it's still there. But I do remember this shop, and directly across from Subway the Subway sign would have reflected in its window."
"Just ran Google on 16 East Holly (which should be across street from Subway) -
Classic Kids Photography
16 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
In 2007, it was The Kitchen Works. Pfft."

The revolving door idea seems to be the closest one so far.

Shell Sherree said...

Judging by the turnover of tenants, it sounds like the location is jinxed. Whoever is there now might need to wave some smoking sage bushes around. {Or something like that ~ I'm hazy on the details...}

Ms M said...

That IS a spooky photo (delightful, too!). The woman with the drawers in her skirt may begin speaking soon, telling us a story, which began with her unusual lunch at Subwa.

Petrea Burchard said...

I like it when you all tell the stories. I should have called this one Zen Tuesday, or perhaps Zen Tuesda.

Margaret said...

You are near a Subway!

TheChieftess said...

The building is jinxed because of the ghosts looking for the magical phantom shop Dive mentioned...

Petrea Burchard said...

Whew! Thank god, Margaret. There will be sustenance.

Chieftess, I would love to visit a magical phantom shop, wouldn't you?